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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Beefy Minestrone

1 review

I know lots of minestrone recipes don't contain meat, but my husband thinks a meal is only a meal if it contains some sort of meat. Consequently, this is the perfect meal. It strikes that balance of flavorful, healthful, and soul-satisfying. —Juli Snaer, Enid, Oklahoma

Pesto Bean Soup

This is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes, especially on those cold winter evenings. I make large batches and freeze...


White Bean Bisque

Cute parmesan crisps make a zippy topping for this rich, full-flavored soup from Linda Miranda of Wakefield, Rhode Island. "We...


Tuscan Bean and Olive Spread

Wonderful flavors of garlic, rosemary and basil blend in this hearty spread! Lucky enough to have leftovers? Serve it with...


Italian Vegetable Bowl

I love to fix this hamburger vegetable stew on chilly fall and winter days. The tasty variety of ingredients and...

Pasta with Greens N Beans

In East Rochester, New York, it takes Kathleen Majewski just minutes to get this fast and flavorful pasta combination on...


Microwave Minestrone

2 reviews

"This hearty soup is packed with vegetables and pasta," remarks Emma Magielda of Amsterdam, New York. "By the time I...

Red Bean ‘N’ Sausage Soup

4 reviews

"We have many cold months in Idaho, and hearty soups served with hot rolls help warm us up," writes Tami...


Slow-Cooked Turkey White Bean Soup

3 reviews

This hearty meal-in-one will stick to your ribs on a cold autumn night. Slow cooking makes it so convenient! —Amy...


Basil White Bean Dip

We're big fans of hummus, but my son is allergic. I came up with this bean dip, and it’s turned...


Hearty Chili with a Twist

This thick chili is perfect for tailgate parties or on a cold winter evening. I like to serve it in...

Italian Bean Soup

12 reviews

This budget-friendly bean soup with orzo, potato and veggies is so hearty, you won’t even notice it’s meatless. —Gilda Lester,...


White Beans with Rigatoni

2 reviews

"My husband and I are fans of canned beans...especially when they're combined with pasta," shares Carol Gaus of Itasca, Illinois....


Minestrone Soup with Hamburger

3 reviews

This hearty broth is sure to warm you up on a cool day. Filled with Italian seasoning, good-for-you vegetables, ground...


Pasta and Bean Soup

Packed with veggies and leftover ham, this recipe really dresses up canned soup. Who would believe that such a hearty...


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Minestrone

21 reviews

Vegetables and herbs fresh from my garden make this one of our favorite soups. This recipe makes a lot, so...

Italian Pasta and Bean Casserole

I love to cook for my family and making this recipe is very simple and tasty. It make a large...


Quick Turkey-Bean Soup

2 reviews

This recipe calls for canned beans, so cooking time is minimal. I make soup mild and allow guests to add...


Italian Vegetable Beef Soup

9 reviews

As a pastor's wife, I never miss a church supper. This vegetable-beef soup is my family's favorite. It's also a...


White Bean Sausage Soup

2 reviews

This is such a delicious and flavorful soup. It is sure to warm up any winter night and is so...


Italian Peasant Soup

15 reviews

My father shared this recipe with me, and I use it when I need a hearty, healthy meal. It's my...


Kidney Bean Sausage Supper

1 review

I'm always looking for nutritious and tasty meals that do not take a lot to time to prepare," says Carol...


Cheese Tortellini and Kale Soup

5 reviews

A steaming bowl of this hearty soup is always a welcomed dish with both my family and neighbors. I often...


Kale and Sausage Soup

1 review

Several years ago, I had a dish in a local restaurant that was so good I was determined to duplicate...

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Minestrone Soup

1 review

Here's the perfect summer-time soup to put all those fresh garden vegetables to good use! It's great for a light...


Colorful Minestrone

Butternut squash, a leek and fresh kale make my minestrone different from most others. Not only do ingredients like this...


Italian Sausage Soup

1 review

This full-bodied soup will satisfy every size of appetite.


Warm Cannellini Bean & Bacon Salad

My husband and son like all kinds of bean dishes. For a change of pace, I whipped up a new...


Garlicky Beef & Tomatoes with Pasta

15 reviews

We love this fast pasta dish of beef, tomatoes, spinach and white beans that easily feeds a hungry family. —Lisa...


Pepperoni Pizza Chili

26 reviews

We love this on a chilly day. A big bowl warms you right up, and the leftovers freeze well. I...