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

Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

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


Marinated Vegetable Bean Salad

2 reviews

Canned beans make this colorful salad hearty...and bottled Italian dressing is an easy and tasty topper.


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...

Kidney Bean and Chickpea Salad

1 review

In Miami, Florida, Terri Webber picks this zesty salad when she needs a crowd-pleaser that's as close as her pantry....


Basil White Bean Dip

We're big fans of hummus, but my son is allergic. I came up with this bean dip, and it’s turned...

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...


Three-Bean Salad for a Crowd

Katie Koziolek of Hartland, Minnesota adds garlic to an old favorite and prefers a not-so-sweet dressing. "Since I freeze some...


Homemade Vegetarian Chili

“I downsized the yield but not the flavor of my favorite vegetarian chili,” says Susan Wright, Yarmouth, Maine. Use leftovers...


Fancy Bean Salad

5 reviews

Bursting with a colorful crunch, this bean salad is a snap thanks to store-bought salad dressing.
Iola Eagle, Bella...

Three-Bean Salsa

3 reviews

Here’s an easy recipe for fabulous, chunky salsa. “It’s fast, fresh, low in fat and high in fiber,“ shares Regina...


Artichoke Bean Salad

2 reviews

"You can stir up this colorful bean salad in no time," assures Dixie Terry Goreville, Illinois. Two kinds of canned...


Mixed Vegetable Salad

3 reviews

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


Quick White Bean Dip

1 review

From Benton Harbor, Michigan, Katina Tanner sends a low-fat party starter. "This is a wonderful way o use fresh basil,"...


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,...

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...


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...


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,...


Manchester Stew

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


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...


Bean & Barley Salad

20 reviews

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


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...


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,...

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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...


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...


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...


Easy Colorful Bean Salad

Green beans and roasted sweet red peppers make this an attractive side dish for Christmas. The mild blend of seasonings...


Taco Joe Dip

16 reviews

My daughter was the first to try this recipe. She thought it was so good she passed it on to...