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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Confetti Bean Soup Mix

With its colorful variety of beans and delicious flavor, this soup is tempting. I like to give it to friends each Christmas. —Rebecca Lambert, Staunton, Virginia

Chuck Wagon Chili

2 reviews

While planning my Christmas menu a few years ago, I came across this recipe. I decided to try it and...


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...


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...


Hot Antipasto

My husband's family requests this colorful appetizer dish for our annual Christmas Eve potluck. Everyone loves that there are so...

Tuscan Sausage & Bean Dip

28 reviews

This is a spinoff of a Mexican dip I had once. The original was wicked good, but since I was...


Roundup Chili

8 reviews

Two types of meat make this not-too-spicy chili a hearty meal. Because it's made in the slow cooker, it's a...

Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix

13 reviews

This meatless soup is both economical and flavorful. Church groups could buy the ingredients in bulk and assemble mixes to...


Homemade Italian Sausage Bean Soup

2 reviews

My family loves this soup, so I make it often in the winter. For a little more heat, use spicy...


Easy Colorful Bean Salad

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


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...

Zippy Sausage Chili

Our family loves Mexican food, but I wasn't happy with any chili recipes I came across. So I decided to...


Rustic White Bean Soup

Grilling the tomatoes and onion bestows the broth with a unique smoky flavor. This hearty soup is great in the...


White Bean Crostini

3 reviews

A buttery bean puree showcasing the fresh flavors of garlic and thyme tops golden slices of French bread. The versatile...


Corn Chip Chili Cheese Dip

17 reviews

After trying to create a Mexican soup, I ended up with this outstanding dip. My husband and two young children...


White Bean ‘n’ Olive Toasts

This appetizer is one of my favorites to serve to guests at holiday get-togethers.—Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi