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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Bonnie’s Chili

This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in no time before the slow cooker takes over the work. I can make this for people who like it hot or mild just by changing the salsa. You can make it really spicy if you add hot peppers and hot salsa. —Bonnie Altig, North Pole, Alaska

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...


Ham and White Bean Soup

I came up with this recipe when I wanted to make dinner in the slow cooker but didn't have time...


Pesto Bean Soup

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


Ground Beef Chili

31 reviews

Everyone who tastes my chili comments that it is restaurant-quality. It's especially good with homemade corn bread. I have always...

Emily’s Bean Soup

7 reviews

This is a wonderful fall or winter meal, served with thick slices of warm homemade bread. The recipe evolved over...


White Bean Bisque

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

White Bean and Chicken Chili

3 reviews

To create this yummy white chili, I adapted three different recipes. It’s mild, so everyone can dig in. People who...


Bloody Mary Soup with Beans

I love a good Bloody Mary, which inspired this recipe. The soup packs a spicy punch, and it'll warm you...


Hearty Beef & Bean Soup

2 reviews

I love cooking, and often share my soups with my co-workers—and they're happy I do. This one is perfect for...


Ham and Bean Chili

1 review

Leftover ham gets an unusual treatment from Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois in this creative chili blend that features three...

Confetti Bean Soup Mix

With its colorful variety of beans and delicious flavor, this soup is tempting. I like to give it to friends...


Family-Favorite Soup

1 review

This recipe originally called for chili powder. But one day, I found I didn't have any and used barbecue sauce...


Summer Squash & White Bean Soup

2 reviews

I love using summer squash in soups. This dish is hearty as is, but stir in chopped ham for an...


Big-Batch Bean Soup

When I was a cook in the service, I learned all I could from the cooks in the gallery. This...


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...

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...


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...


Spicy Turkey Bean Soup

3 reviews

All you have to do is add the ingredients to the slow cooker and let them cook! Nothing could be...


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,...


Macaroni Bean Soup

2 reviews

“This chunky soup makes a great meatless main dish,” comments Sundra Haucks of Bogalusa, Louisiana. “Best of all, it’s ready…set…serve...


Fast Meatball Vegetable Soup

3 reviews

Marcia Piaskowski of Plantsville,Connecticut shares the recipe for this satisfying soup that uses frozen meatballs. It cooks on the stovetop...


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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...


Quick Taco Soup

3 reviews

My family—husband Dave and I and our three teenagers—enjoy this spicy, hearty soup. It's a nice change of pace from...

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Corn Taco Soup

4 reviews

If you need a meal in a hurry, this fast recipe fills the bill! When I have time, I like...


Three-Bean Soup

This is a terrific recipe for cold days. Even my young son asks for it! I like it because it's...


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...


Spicy Pork Chili with White Beans

4 reviews

This chili, loaded with white beans and cubes of pork, has plenty of bite. But if it’s not spicy enough...


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...


White Bean Fennel Soup

11 reviews

This filling soup is a favorite with our family and is often requested for company dinners. A hint of fennel...