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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Cowboy Bake Beans

5 reviews

All our friends love this dish...it tastes so good with ground beef and a blend of different beans. Brown sugar and mustard are a nice accent to the tomato paste.—Linda Biggs, Canfield, Ohio

Biscuit-Topped Beef N Beans

1 review

I entered this recipe for the annual cookbook put out by our local newspaper and was thrilled to win a...


Scalloped Potato Chili

Potatoes area unique addition to ordinary chili. My mom used to serve this when I was growing up. My husband...


Three-Bean Chili with Polenta Crust

6 reviews

Easy to assemble, this zesty one-dish meal is ideal for a busy weeknight or to serve last-minute guests. Dial down...


Hearty Calico Bean Bake

2 reviews

For years, my mother made this savory-sweet bean dish. I was always thrilled when it was on the menu, and...

Hearty Chicken Casserole

10 reviews

Bring the flavors of the Southwest to the table with this delectable high-fiber dish from Jenny Ebert of Eau Claire,...


Kidney Bean Taco Bake

Here's an easy casserole that is hearty and very economical. It's a family-pleaser and popular at potlucks.—Leanne Obine, Ontario, New...

Country Bean Bake

“This recipe of my mom‘s makes the best baked beans I have ever eaten,“ writes Gloria Jarrett from Loveland, Ohio....


Red Bean Toss

I discovered this recipe several years ago at a church function. The combination of flavors is tantalizing-this dish is a...


Peppy Bean Bake

What's great about this casserole is that you just throw it together and pop it in the oven. While it's...


Spicy Bean and Beef Pie

30 reviews

My daughter helped me come up with this recipe when we wanted a one-dish meal that was different than a...

Six-Bean Casserole

2 reviews

I like starting out with recipe ideas and adding ingredients to make them mine. This bean dish, passed to our...


Pasta Fagioli al Forno

4 reviews

The name of this Italian-inspired dish means "baked pasta with beans." But my busy family translates it as "super satisfying...


Skillet Cassoulet

22 reviews

This dish is chock-full of flavor, and the little spice from the kielbasa makes a nice hearty combo for a...


Veggie Bean Casserole

4 reviews

I serve this as a meatless main dish, but it also makes a nice side dish. It freezes and reheats...


Simple Hamburger Hot Dish

1 review

My dad particularly loved this casserole, which has been a family favorite for over 60 years. It’s just a simple,...

Gaucho Casserole

9 reviews

"When our daughters graduated from college, my husband and I made recipe books for their closest friends," says Dianne Hennis...


Zesty Rice ‘N’ Bean Casserole

2 reviews

A savory mix of seasonings adds zip to Daphne Blandford's satisfying dish that's loaded with beans, rice, vegetables and cheese....


Zippy Turkey and Rice

4 reviews

Hearty and healthful, this yummy casserole is chock-full of rice, beans, tomatoes and cheese. Serve it with fresh fruit or...


Sausage & Beans with Rice

8 reviews

This hearty casserole has a flavor combination that the whole family will love. “My husband, who is always suspicious of...


Zippy Three-Bean Bake

I've come across many recipes for baked beans through the years, but none have the right amount of "kick." I...


Quick Barbecued Beans

14 reviews

Baked beans are a simple, classic recipe, and cooking them on the grill adds great smoky flavor. —Millie Vickery, Lena,...


Family-Favorite Baked Beans

14 reviews

Lea Ann Anderson
TULSA, OKLAHOMA

Here’s a quick and easy recipe familiar to most at reunions and other large...


Four-Bean Supreme

2 reviews

This recipe has been in my family as long as anyone can remember. It's possible it came from Ireland with...

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White Bean, Sweet Potato & Pepper Ragout

5 reviews

“I try to serve a meatless meal two or three nights a week. It's a great way to keep up...


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...


Chili Cottage Pie

3 reviews

This filling cottage pie is super simple and loaded with flavor. The kids love to help layer it up. —Jacob...


Venison and Beans

1 review

"When I was first married, I had no idea how to cook game," writes Jill Kerr of York, Pennsylvania. "I...


Three Bean Casserole

2 reviews

My husband and I are retired farmers. Our main crop was wheat, and we began growing beans when our son...


Four-Bean Casserole

This sweet, tangy side dish reminds me of the many zesty dishes I enjoyed while growing up in the South....