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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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 the table. "It's a snap to prepare when you brown the sausage while the noodles are cooking," she reports.

Beef and Bean Macaroni

1 review

"This hearty casserole with beans, beef and macaroni is a meal in itself," relates Sally Norcutt of Chatham, Virginia. "Since...


Tortellini Bean Salad

5 reviews

Beans will bring bravos when you present this pleasant pasta and veggie salad. "I first made it for friends who...


Lasagna Corn Carne

9 reviews

My grandkids always ask me to make this dish, which is sort of like chili in a pan. I came...


Penne with Cannellini Beans

3 reviews

Just five ingredients are all you’ll need for this meatless pasta created by Brenda Harrell of Joplin, Missouri. With spinach,...

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...


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...

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...


Tortellini Meatball Stew

1 review

Loaded with meatballs, tortellini, tomatoes and kidney beans, this hearty stew is sure to warm you up on cold winter...


Macaroni with Beef and Beans

My family enjoys this dish as an alternative to plain macaroni and cheese. Every summer and fall, I freeze lots...


Peasant Pasta Stew

2 reviews

When I was trying to duplicate a favorite restaurant recipe, I came up with this hearty stew. Pork, pasta, vegetables...

One-Pot Chilighetti

12 reviews

Grab your stockpot for my meal-in-one chili and spaghetti. I’ve got a large family, and this hearty pasta takes care...


Gnocchi with White Beans

102 reviews

Here’s one of those no-fuss gnocchi recipes you can toss together and cook in one skillet. Ideal for a busy...


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...


Penne with Tomatoes & White Beans

8 reviews

I learned how to make this dish from friends in Genoa, Italy, where they're known for creating tasty combinations of...


Spaghetti Chili

This hearty Italian-style recipe proved very popular when I made it for about 90 people who attended our church's "Souper...

Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

14 reviews

This colorful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavors from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicolored...