Kidney Bean Recipes

Kidney beans are a staple ingredient in chili, but they’re so much more versatile than that. Check out our recipes with kidney beans for creative (and easy!) ideas.

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Red Bean Vegetable Soup

3 reviews

Cajun seasoning boosts the flavor of this brothy soup. The easy recipe makes a big batch that's loaded with beans and fresh veggies. —Ronnie Lappe, Brownwood, Texas

Five-Bean Soup

1 review

One of my family's favorite soups, this tasty recipe was one I discovered years ago. Served with a salad and...

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

19 reviews

Smoked turkey sausage and red pepper flakes add zip to this saucy, slow-cooked version of the New Orleans classic. For...

Red Beans ‘n’ Rice with Sausage

1 review

Red beans and rice is classic, comforting fare from my hometown of New Orleans. Our Mardi Gras celebration isn't complete...

Sausage & Rice Stew

4 reviews

“My husband loves sausage, so I find ways to serve it with healthy ingredients, like beans and spinach.” This hearty...

Black-Eyed Pea and Bean Salad

1 review

"I was trying to use up some ingredients I had in our pantry one day and threw this bean salad...

Veg Jambalaya

7 reviews

This flavorful entree uses convenient canned beans in place of the meat—and never lets you leave hungry. —Crystal Jo Bruns,...

Best Ever Beans and Sausage

30 reviews

When my wife asks what she should make for a gathering, she's always told to bring this—and a couple of...

Quick Red Beans and Rice

Even my kids like this hearty, stick-to-the-ribs dish. I like to add cubed leftover ham to make it a main...

Southern Okra Bean Stew

When this spicy stew's simmering on the stove, my family has a hard time waiting for dinner. It's much like...

Hearty Red Beans & Rice

19 reviews

My husband loves this quick and filling entree. The entire family gobbles this right up! —Sherri Miller, Greencastle, Indiana

Hearty Red Beans and Rice

4 reviews

I take this dish to many potlucks and never fail to bring home an empty pot. I learned about the...

Cajun Beef and Beans

4 reviews

Here’s the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs dinner you’ve been looking for! Fire-roasted tomatoes, Cajun seasoning and chili powder add a nice dose...

Tex-Mex Bean Salad

My father-in-law's recipe, this salad is both pretty and packed with protein. It's also convenient since it uses a variety...

Red Beans and Rice Mix

1 review

Since there's food galore during the holidays themselves, I like giving this zippy mix as an after-Christmas present instead. I...

Country Bean Soup

I like to give this mix as a gift, layering the beans in a clear pint jar and attaching the...

Red Beans and Sausage

4 reviews

Turkey sausage, beans and a zesty blend of spices make this a deliciously unique meal.—Cathy Webster, Morris, Illinois

Big-Batch Baked Beans

2 reviews

"All in the family" is how Kathy Herron describes her tasty baked beans. "My mom got the recipe from my...

Sweet N Sour Beans

8 reviews

This recipe is popular on both sides of the border. It came from a friend in Alaska, then traveled with...

Marinated Bean Salad

1 review

Parsley is a pretty accent to a colorful combination of beans, black-eyed peas and onion. the sweet and tangy dressing...

Red Beans and Rice with Turkey Kielbasa

1 review

Turkey kielbasa is right at home with red beans and rice in this lighter main dish. The hearty one-pot-meal from...

Ham and Red Beans

I've cut some of the fat and calories from this traditional Southern dish. But after one bite, you'll agree it...

Cajun Red Beans

1 review

I like to make this main dish when I'm having company for dinner, since it serves a bunch. Warm corn...

Classic Red Beans N Rice

1 review

After living where Cajun cooking is common, we rely on this staple dish. Even If you've never tried red beans...

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N’Orleans Shrimp with Beans & Rice

Thirty minutes is all it takes to place this tasty shrimp dish on the table. It quick for weeknight meals,...

Lora’s Red Beans & Rice

2 reviews

My dear mother-in-law passed this simple recipe to me. With meats, beans and savory veggies that simmer all day, it's...

Lora’s Pressure-Cooker Red Beans & Rice

4 reviews

My dear mother-in-law passed this simple recipe to me. With meats, beans and savory veggies, it's tasty, easy and economical,...