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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White Turkey Chili

17 reviews

Here's proof that chili doesn't have to be red. I combined several recipes and changed flavors until the recipe was just right. Trust me, this one is a keeper. —Tina Barrett, Houston, Texas

White Bean and Chicken Chili

3 reviews

To create this yummy white chili, I adapted three different recipes. It’s mild, so everyone can dig in. People who...


Margie’s Chili

6 reviews

This is the perfect recipe for busy weeknights. I simply spice up canned tomato soup to create a flavorful...


Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

1 review

Chock-full of vegetables and beans, this hearty soup is sure to satisfy your hungry bunch on a winter night. Writes...


Mixed Vegetable Salad

3 reviews

Anita Gibson of Clinton, Illinois shares colorful, crunchy and slightly sweet Mixed Vegetable Salad.

Bean Cabbage Soup

1 review

I used to love my Italian grandmother's homemade minestrone. She was very particular about ingredients and where she bought them....


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...

Tuscan Turkey Soup

18 reviews

Ladle up this quick, creamy soup chock-full of leftover turkey, pumpkin and beans to your hungry family and friends. It's...


Hearty Bean Stew

6 reviews

From Regina, Saskatchewan, Penny Giles writes, “A Canadian prairie winter can be bone-chilling. A bowl of this meatless stew over...


Arborio Rice and White Bean Soup

4 reviews

Soup is the ultimate comfort food. This hearty, satisfying soup with arborio rice is low in fat and comes together...


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Contest-Winning Easy Minestrone

41 reviews

This minestrone soup recipe is special to me because it’s one of the few dinners my entire family loves. And...

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...


Meatball Soup

This meatball soup recipe is a hearty meal. It's great for chilly days. —Sue Miller, Walworth, Wisconsin


Tuscan Chicken Soup

11 reviews

Change up your traditional chicken soup by adding delicious white kidney beans. It is also a great way to use...


Pepperoni Pizza Chili

26 reviews

We love this on a chilly day. A big bowl warms you right up, and the leftovers freeze well. I...


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Three-Bean Baked Beans

33 reviews

I got this recipe from an aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef...

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...


Vegetarian White Bean Soup

7 reviews

The home economists in our Test Kitchen simmered up this fresh-tasting meatless soup. Hearty with two kinds of beans, it...


N’Orleans Shrimp with Beans & Rice

Thirty minutes is all it takes to place this tasty shrimp dish on the table. It quick for weeknight meals,...


Mixed Bean Salad

7 reviews

Making this colorful salad a day ahead gives it time to marinate. We love its flavorful tangy-sweet dressing.


Easy White Chicken Chili

18 reviews

Chili is one of our best cold-weather strategies. We use chicken and white beans for a twist on the regular...