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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Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it's loved by both my vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends. —Casey Hill, London, United Kingdom

Instant Pot Chili con Carne

1 review

Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...


Pressure-Cooker Turkey Chili

I've taken my mother's milder recipe for chili and made it thicker and more robust. It's a favorite, especially in...


Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

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


Pesto Bean Soup

This is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes, especially on those cold winter evenings. I make large batches and freeze...

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...


Cannellini Bean Hummus

4 reviews

My version of hummus features a delightful nuttiness from tahini, a peanut butter-like paste made from ground sesame seeds. The...

Tuscan Bean and Olive Spread

Wonderful flavors of garlic, rosemary and basil blend in this hearty spread! Lucky enough to have leftovers? Serve it with...


Beef and Beans

6 reviews

This deliciously spicy steak and beans over rice will have family and friends asking for more. It's a favorite in...


Red Bean Vegetable Soup

3 reviews

Cajun seasoning boosts the flavor of this brothy soup. The easy recipe makes a big batch that's loaded with beans...


Vegetarian Chili Ole!

7 reviews

I combine ingredients for this hearty chili the night before, start my trusty slow cooker in the morning and come...

Avocado Bean Dip

4 reviews

I love guacamole! But I add beans to boost the amount of fiber in this version. It has a texture...


Garlic Bean Dip

1 review

There isn't a bean that my family does not like. In fact, I serve one kind or another almost every...


Colorful Minestrone

Butternut squash, a leek and fresh kale make my minestrone different from most others. Not only do ingredients like this...


Tuna with Tuscan White Bean Salad

2 reviews

Once the tuna steaks hit the grill, do not move them around or they may tear. This recipe is for...


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...

Manchester Stew

While in college, I studied abroad. At the time, I was a vegetarian and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious...


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...


Festive Bean Salad

6 reviews

I had experimented with all kinds of bean salads before I hit on this one. My husband loves all the...


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...


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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...


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...


Bean and Pasta Soup

15 reviews

We’re always on the lookout for great, low-fat recipes and this pasta soup fits the bill. Loaded with veggies, it’s...


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...

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Jumpin’ Espresso Bean Chili

5 reviews

Chili is a hearty dish I love experimenting with. This meatless version I created is low in fat, but high...


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...


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...


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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...


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...


Light Three-Bean Casserole

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