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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    Pressure-Cooker Andouille Red Beans and Rice

    Once my husband's favorite New Orleans takeout closed, I challenged myself to develop a tasty red beans and rice recipe that I could make at home. This pressure-cooker version is hearty and satisfies his Cajun cravings. —Jennifer Schwarzkopf, Oregon, Wisconsin

    Vegetarian Chili

    Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it's loved by...


    Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

    While in college, I studied abroad. A vegetarian at the time, I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious and diverse...


    Herbed Tuna and White Bean Salad

    1 review

    This is a quick and delicious salad that can be made special for guests—or yourself—by grilling fresh tuna steaks instead...


    White Bean Tuna Salad with Vinaigrette

    I love tuna, and this recipe is a great way to use good old canned tuna--and it's great to share!...

    Three-Bean Salad for 3

    9 reviews

    We make this 3 bean salad all summer long! It's a delicious summer side dish for two. — Barbara Wiggins,...


    Red Beans ‘n’ Rice with Sausage

    1 review

    Red beans and rice is classic, comforting fare from my hometown of New Orleans. Our Mardi Gras celebration isn't complete...

    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...


    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...


    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...


    Habichuelas (Red Beans)

    My grandmother gave me the recipe for this traditional red bean dish. It's been a tried-and-true standby in my family...

    Sweet & Hot Baked Beans

    6 reviews

    Baked beans belong at a barbecue. They're sweet with heat when you add pineapple and jalapenos. — Robin Haas, Cranston,...


    Grilled Steak Salad with Tomatoes & Avocado

    12 reviews

    My family loves a good steak dinner, but with busy schedules, I'm often thinking about ways to put new and...


    Garlic White Bean Dip

    2 reviews

    Great with fresh veggies or as a sandwich spread, this dip brings a touch of sophistication and loads of flavor...


    Veggie Nicoise Salad

    13 reviews

    More and more people in my workplace are becoming vegetarians. When we cook or eat together, the focus is on...


    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...

    Smoky Baked Beans

    19 reviews

    They’ll be standing in line for this saucy bean recipe, full of campfire flavor. A variation on colorful calico beans,...


    Bean & Barley Salad

    20 reviews

    "This hearty salad lasts for days in the fridge - perfect for leftovers. We like to spoon it onto pita...


    Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans

    13 reviews

    Bacon adds subtle smokiness to this hearty side dish that’s loaded with flavor. Brown sugar, vinegar and a hint of...


    Terrific Turkey Chili

    14 reviews

    This satisfying medley is full of tomato flavor and also provides a good dose of fiber. To keep it light,...


    Southwestern Baked Beans

    2 reviews

    Three kinds of beans and a host of seasonings make this version of baked beans a winner. Southwest flavors dominate...


    Summer Bean Salad

    1 review

    I’ve been making this recipe for over 30 years, and it always seems to be a favorite. This isn’t your...


    Cannellini Bean Salad

    5 reviews

    Here's a perfect side dish for a backyard picnic or barbecue. Celery and red pepper accent this bean salad that's...


    Fat-Free Bean Salad

    2 reviews

    Ruth Beitelspacher of Aberdeen, South Dakota notes, "I recently made this salad to serve at a turkey barbecue. It was...

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    Southwest Pork and Bean Salad

    "This salad is tasty on its own," writes Lynn Biscott of Toronto, Ontario, "but we also like it as a...


    Tangy Four-Bean Salad

    2 reviews

    Canned beans makes this colorful salad easy to fix, while a no-fuss dressing lends sweet-and-sour flair. Green pepper and mushrooms...


    Zippy Three-Bean Bake

    I've come across many recipes for baked beans through the years, but none have the right amount of "kick." I...


    Black-Eyed Pea and Bean Salad

    1 review

    "I was trying to use up some ingredients I had in our pantry one day and threw this bean salad...


    Two-Bean Hummus

    1 review

    My children love this easy hummus and even like to help me make it! Hummus is a great way to...


    Six-Bean Chili

    When it's cold and frosty outside, this meatless chili is sure to warm you up. It's packed with fiber, protein...