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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Dry-Rub Grilled Pork Chops over Cannellini Greens

My family was not a huge fan of pork until I tried this pork chops and green beans recipe. Feel free to incorporate your favorite herbs into the dry rub. You can use the rub on boneless skinless chicken breast or other meats, too. —Michael Cirlincione, Stockton, New Jersey

Bonnie’s Chili

This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in...


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...


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...

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...


Super-Duper Chili

15 reviews

No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what...

White Bean and Chicken Chili

3 reviews

To create this yummy white chili, I adapted three different recipes. It’s mild, so everyone can dig in. People who...


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Chili con Carne

20 reviews

At chili suppers, this chili con carne recipe always disappears first! It's nice at home, too, since the longer it...


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...


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Minestrone

21 reviews

Vegetables and herbs fresh from my garden make this one of our favorite soups. This recipe makes a lot, so...

Spicy Pork Chili with White Beans

4 reviews

This chili, loaded with white beans and cubes of pork, has plenty of bite. But if it’s not spicy enough...


White Bean Turkey Chili

3 reviews

Looking for a hearty but healthy chili for your crew? Well, look no further, Dorothy Muenzer serves this robust meal...


Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

1 review

Chock-full of vegetables and beans, this hearty soup is sure to satisfy your hungry bunch on a winter night. Writes...


Mixed Vegetable Salad

3 reviews

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


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...

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...


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...


Pepperoni Pizza Chili

26 reviews

We love this on a chilly day. A big bowl warms you right up, and the leftovers freeze well. I...


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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...


Kidney Beans and Rice

4 reviews

I developed this recipe while working for a rehabilitation home. It was a success with everyone who tried it. I...


Hearty Bean Stew

6 reviews

From Regina, Saskatchewan, Penny Giles writes, “A Canadian prairie winter can be bone-chilling. A bowl of this meatless stew over...

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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...


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...


French Country Casserole

18 reviews

This delicious dish is great for busy nights when you don't have much time to devote to dinner. It's a...


Colorful Tuscan Bean Salad

5 reviews

Enjoy this colorful and refreshing Tuscan Bean Salad suggested by Cori Rothe from Livermore, California. It’s a “can’t-miss” side dish...


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...


Tuscan Chicken Soup

11 reviews

Change up your traditional chicken soup by adding delicious white kidney beans. It is also a great way to use...