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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Cannellini Bean Hummus

4 reviews

My version of hummus features a delightful nuttiness from tahini, a peanut butter-like paste made from ground sesame seeds. The beans pack a lot of protein so it's a healthy snack for kids. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

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...


Pasta with Tomatoes and White Beans

1 review

When time is short, try this delicious vegetarian main dish. You can vary the recipe by using chickpeas instead of...


Makeover Mediterranean Chicken & Beans

10 reviews

This comforting casserole of chicken thighs, cannellini beans, tomato and cheese that's easy to prepare and healthy. Not only does...


White Bean Tuna Salad with Vinaigrette

I love tuna, and this recipe is a great way to use good old canned tuna--and it's great to share!...

Mediterranean Spinach & Beans

4 reviews

If you want to make this dish vegetarian, use soy sauce instead of Worcestershire. I like this skillet meal served...


Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip

My version of classic hummus features white kidney or cannelloni beans with lemon and garlic. Use it as a dip...

Tuna with Tuscan White Bean Salad

2 reviews

Once the tuna steaks hit the grill, do not move them around or they may tear. This recipe is for...


Easy Colorful Bean Salad

Green beans and roasted sweet red peppers make this an attractive side dish for Christmas. The mild blend of seasonings...


Bean ‘n’ Burger Pockets

1 review

This recipe started out as an alternative to baked beans—just for a change of taste. One day I decided to...


Mediterranean Lamb and Bean Salad

This savory salad combines lamb, artichokes, beans and feta cheese with a tangy dressing. "It's also good with chicken or...

Greek Three-Bean Salad

3 reviews

Green, kidney and wax beans combine for a summer classic with a tasty twist. Thanks to some bold Mediterranean flavors,...


White Bean ‘n’ Olive Toasts

This appetizer is one of my favorites to serve to guests at holiday get-togethers.—Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi