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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Super-Duper Chili

15 reviews

No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what makes the chili so thick and creamy. Take this spicy concoction to a fall potluck or church dinner, and watch folks warm up to it!
-Elizabeth Mays, Nunnelly, Tennessee

White Bean Bisque

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


Chuck Wagon Chili

2 reviews

While planning my Christmas menu a few years ago, I came across this recipe. I decided to try it and...


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...

Hearty Chili with a Twist

This thick chili is perfect for tailgate parties or on a cold winter evening. I like to serve it in...


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...


Meaty Three-Bean Chili

4 reviews

Meet the Cook: Doubling this recipe is automatic for me - just about everyone wants more than one bowl! If...


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...


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...

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...


Kale and Sausage Soup

1 review

Several years ago, I had a dish in a local restaurant that was so good I was determined to duplicate...


Italian Sausage Soup

1 review

This full-bodied soup will satisfy every size of appetite.


Sausage and Bean Soup

1 review

“I love to prepare this soup when the weather turns crisp," writes Joan Hallford from North Richland Hills, Texas. "It...


Hearty Sausage-Chicken Chili

1 review

The company I work for has an annual chili cook-off, and this unusual recipe of mine was a winner. I...

Hearty Cannellini & Sausage Soup

6 reviews

Is there anything better than a soup full of smoked sausage, creamy cannellini beans and hearty cabbage? I don't think...


Sausage Corn Chili

4 reviews

Nicely spiced Italian sausage and crunchy corn distinguish this thick chili from usual offerings. "My daughter won a national contest...


Homemade Italian Sausage Bean Soup

2 reviews

My family loves this soup, so I make it often in the winter. For a little more heat, use spicy...


Turkey Sausage Bean Soup

This recipe is from my great-grandmother, though I've added a few ingredients to make it my own. Serve it with...


Zippy Sausage Chili

Our family loves Mexican food, but I wasn't happy with any chili recipes I came across. So I decided to...


Kielbasa Bean Soup

5 reviews

I usually make double batch of this meaty vegetable soup and freeze some in serving-size containers. It makes a nice...


Posole Verde

With fresh tomatillos, green chilies and hominy, this hearty, healthy soup nods to authentic Mexican fare. Family and friends frequently...


Hearty Sausage Minestrone

9 reviews

As a teacher, I appreciate quick and easy recipes. If I make this for just my husband and me, we...

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Sausage Bean Chowder

1 review

When the first hint of cooler weather appears at the end of the summer, my husband always asks, "Isn't it...


Santa Fe Chipotle Chili

Sausage and ground beef make this spiced chili a meat lover's delight. I can freeze and reheat it later without...


Taco Bean Soup

4 reviews

"This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix," remarks Sharon Thompson of Hunter, Kansas. "You can add a can...


Sausage & Cannellini Bean Soup

4 reviews

Here's my reproduction of a dish from a famous Chicago eatery. We think it rivals the original. I usually cook...


Hot Dog Bean Soup

3 reviews

My husband fixed this soup for our three kids years ago. They always loved it and now prepare it for...


Bean Soup with Sausage

7 reviews

This soup is so simple to put together with ingredients you might keep on hand, and it’s delicious, too. The...