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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Beefy Minestrone

1 review

I know lots of minestrone recipes don't contain meat, but my husband thinks a meal is only a meal if it contains some sort of meat. Consequently, this is the perfect meal. It strikes that balance of flavorful, healthful, and soul-satisfying. —Juli Snaer, Enid, Oklahoma

Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

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


Ham and White Bean Soup

I came up with this recipe when I wanted to make dinner in the slow cooker but didn't have time...


Emily’s Bean Soup

7 reviews

This is a wonderful fall or winter meal, served with thick slices of warm homemade bread. The recipe evolved over...


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...

Confetti Bean Soup Mix

With its colorful variety of beans and delicious flavor, this soup is tempting. I like to give it to friends...


Zippy Vegetarian Chili

3 reviews

Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I...

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...


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...


White Bean Fennel Soup

11 reviews

This filling soup is a favorite with our family and is often requested for company dinners. A hint of fennel...


White Bean Soup with Rosemary & Parmesan

This hearty soup is a nice change of pace from boring old chicken noodle. Fresh veggies and rosemary lend fantastic...

Sweet & Spicy Beans

9 reviews

My husband and I love this sweet and savory bean dish. It can be enjoyed as a side, but it's...


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...


Slow & Easy Minestrone

5 reviews

Hot soup on a cold day is something I just can't get enough of. It's a snap to put together,...


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...


Fiesta Corn and Beans

1 review

Bursting with southwestern flavors, the zesty veggie medley here can be served as a side dish or a meatless meal-in-one....

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

19 reviews

Smoked turkey sausage and red pepper flakes add zip to this saucy, slow-cooked version of the New Orleans classic. For...


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,...


Slow-Cooked Bean Medley

38 reviews

I often change the variety of beans in this classic recipe, using whatever I have on hand to total the...


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...


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,...


Quick Italian Veggie Skillet

5 reviews

When you don’t know what to serve, Italian flavors are a good starting point. We combine cannellini and garbanzo beans...


Turkey-White Bean Soup

4 reviews

Packed with veggies, turkey, color and nutrition, this hearty soup will warm ’em up right down to their toes. For...

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Quick Barbecued Beans

14 reviews

Baked beans are a simple, classic recipe, and cooking them on the grill adds great smoky flavor. —Millie Vickery, Lena,...


Manchester Stew

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


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,...


Zippy Bean Stew

3 reviews

This bean stew is a staple for my co-workers and me once the weather turns cool. Although this is a...


Italian Vegetable Soup

8 reviews

Laced with a splash of wine, this hearty soup is packed with garden-fresh nutrition and veggies! Leafy escarole adds color...


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...