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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Cincinnati Chili

17 reviews

Cinnamon and cocoa give a rich brown color to hearty Cincinnati chili. This dish will warm you up on a cold day. —Edith Joyce, Parkman, Ohio

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...


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...


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Chili con Carne

20 reviews

At chili suppers, this chili con carne recipe always disappears first! It's nice at home, too, since the longer it...


Pasta Bean Soup

27 reviews

My family loves this soup during our cold New England winters. It's very thick and hearty.—Beverly Ballaro, Lynnfield, Massachusetts

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 Turkey Chili

3 reviews

Looking for a hearty but healthy chili for your crew? Well, look no further, Dorothy Muenzer serves this robust meal...

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...


White Bean Soup with Escarole

13 reviews

This escarole and bean soup has become a favorite because it uses kitchen staples, it's packed with healthy ingredients and...


Balsamic Three-Bean Salad

9 reviews

Here's my little girl's favorite salad. She devours it just about as fast as I can make it. I suggest...


Kale & Bean Soup

12 reviews

Chock-full of veggies, this soup soothes both the body and the spirit. The kale is packed with nutrients, including omega-3s,...

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...


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...


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Firehouse Chili

21 reviews

As one of the cooks at the firehouse, I used to prepare meals for 10 men. This firehouse chili recipe...


Tangy Baked Seven Beans

2 reviews

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod...


Veg Jambalaya

7 reviews

This flavorful entree uses convenient canned beans in place of the meat—and never lets you leave hungry. —Crystal Jo Bruns,...

Triple Bean Bake with Bacon

31 reviews

Tried and true baked beans go from ordinary to extraordinary when you mix bean varieties and add the zing of...


30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

Hearty ingredients and zesty spices will make you forget that this chunky no-meat chili is good for you. It's loaded...


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...


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...


Cajun Beef and Beans

4 reviews

Here’s the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs dinner you’ve been looking for! Fire-roasted tomatoes, Cajun seasoning and chili powder add a nice dose...


Spicy Red Beans and Rice

3 reviews

I guess I'm one of those women "who have moved from the country in body but not in heart"! Although...


Hearty Chili Mac

15 reviews

Luckily, this recipe makes a lot, since everyone is apt to want another bowl. It freezes well and makes excellent...


Cajun Red Beans

1 review

I like to make this main dish when I'm having company for dinner, since it serves a bunch. Warm corn...

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Classic Chili

11 reviews

Mom's homemade chili recipe was the best! She knew just the right ingredients to put her 'stamp' on it. I...


Classic Red Beans N Rice

1 review

After living where Cajun cooking is common, we rely on this staple dish. Even If you've never tried red beans...


Chicken & Bean Chili

9 reviews

Chili Time is any time you want to make a hungry crowd happy. This creamy chili is a must at...


White Chili with a Kick

26 reviews

Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this spicy chili easy, but you could also cook your own. We like it with various...