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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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, Wisconsin. The cheesy topping and creamy consistency are sure to win ’em over!

Kidney Bean Sausage Supper

1 review

I'm always looking for nutritious and tasty meals that do not take a lot to time to prepare," says Carol...


Beef Fajita Salad

4 reviews

This easy salad features colorful peppers, beans, tomato and tender strips of beef. The beef marinates for only 10 minutes,...


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...


Mediterranean Spinach & Beans

4 reviews

If you want to make this dish vegetarian, use soy sauce instead of Worcestershire. I like this skillet meal served...

Warm Cannellini Bean & Bacon Salad

My husband and son like all kinds of bean dishes. For a change of pace, I whipped up a new...


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...

Sweet and Sour Beans

"This bean dish is surprisingly low in fat, even with the bacon in it. I adapted it from a higher-calorie...


Kidney Beans and Rice

4 reviews

I developed this recipe while working for a rehabilitation home. It was a success with everyone who tried it. I...


Broccoli Cheeseburgers with Spicy Sweet Potatoes

3 reviews

These faux burgers are so packed with flavor that nobody notices they're also packed with protein, fiber and vitamins. —Pamela...


Salmon with Spinach & White Beans

9 reviews

My husband, Oscar, is a Southerner at heart. This salmon with garlicky beans and spinach won him over at first...

Spicy Beans ‘n’ Rice

Savory Cajun flavor zips up this quick skillet dish that's loaded with beans, tomatoes, rice and seasonings. "It's delicious served...


Warm Tuscan Bean Salad

1 review

Linda Arnold of Edmonton, Alberta sends this dressed up, white bean side dish that's coated in a tangy homemade vinaigrette....


Light Three-Bean Casserole

"This recipe came from a family reunion of mostly Mennonites. It is over 30 years old," Jane Bone shares from...


Southwest Turkey Bulgur Dinner

2 reviews

In the past few years, I’ve been trying to incorporate more whole grains in our dinners. Bulgur is one of...


Salmon Skillet

4 reviews

Is there anything salmon can’t do? It is high in heart-healthy omega-3s and lends itself to simple preparation techniques. And...

Salsa Red Beans ‘n’ Rice

Diane Harrison of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania up this quick side dish using canned kidney beans, brown rice and salsa. It's an...


Calico Beans

21 reviews

Packed full of beef, beans and bacon, this calico beans recipe is one of my favorites. Serve it as a...


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...


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...


Turkey Taco Salad

12 reviews

I discovered this taco salad while I was on a health kick. My husband and I love it now. When...


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...


Beans & Spinach

5 reviews

“One of our favorite appetizers at a local restaurant is made with white beans and escarole. It’s nearly impossible to...


Meatballs with Bean Sauce

"Since we like Tex-Mex food so much, I've transformed many of my recipes, including this one, to give them a...

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Sweet-Sour Kidney Beans

1 review

"You can substitute a variety of beans—such as soybeans, pinto or navy beans—in this versatile dish," suggests Elizabeth Bowen of...


Chili Skillet

17 reviews

Like most farmers, my husband loves a good hearty chili. With all the vegetables, cheese and meat in it, this...


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...


Tuscan Chicken and Beans

5 reviews

Rosemary and beans make a nice rustic Italian meal in this flavorful dish. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan


Makeover Mediterranean Chicken & Beans

10 reviews

This comforting casserole of chicken thighs, cannellini beans, tomato and cheese that's easy to prepare and healthy. Not only does...


Chipotle Chicken and Beans

3 reviews

I was skeptical about this recipe due to its combination of ingredients, but it immediately became one of our all-time...