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

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...

Sweet Potato Kale Soup

2 reviews

If you're looking for a healthier dish with a difference, try this recipe from Tamar Holmes of San Diego, California....


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...


Corn and Bean Soup

1 review

"For lunch or dinner on a chilly day, this fresh-tasting colorful vegetable soup really hits the spot," comments Betty Andrzejewski...


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...


Microwave Minestrone

2 reviews

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

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 ‘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...


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,...

Cannellini Comfort Soup

"Reduced-fat sausage, white beans and veggies make this nutritious soup plenty filling. Plus, It warms you from head to toe."...


Potato Kale Sausage Soup

11 reviews

When autumn falls upon Fountain Valley, California, Susan Pursell simmers up this comforting soup. The hearty sausage slices, white kidney...


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...


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...


Three-Bean Soup

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

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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...


Rainy Day Soup

One rainy day a few years back, this comforting soup was served at a local arts and crafts bazaar. Now...


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 Fennel Soup

11 reviews

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


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...