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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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 our favorite dishes to re-create in them. This cooks up fast but tastes like it simmered all day! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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...


Jalapeno Bean Dip

2 reviews

This is the snack my family usually requests. We especially like to make this zippy dip on camping trips because...


Chili Burgers

1 review

These are hearty, zippy sandwiches which are a crowd pleaser. People are pleasantly surprised to find beans in this recipe.—Dolores...


White Bean Tuna Salad with Vinaigrette

I love tuna, and this recipe is a great way to use good old canned tuna--and it's great to share!...

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...


Chicken Chili Nachos

6 reviews

This is a “dash in the pan” dish that’s always a hit. The spicy nachos have plenty of chicken and...

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

2 reviews

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod...


Slow-Cooked Calico Beans

1 review

My sister-in-law gave me the recipe for these hearty beans that make an appearance at all of our family functions....


Triple Bean Bake with Bacon

31 reviews

Tried and true baked beans go from ordinary to extraordinary when you mix bean varieties and add the zing of...


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...

Sweet and Tangy Ranch Beans

1 review

This sweet and tangy side dish uses lots of convenient canned goods, so it’s a snap to throw together. The...


Smoky Beef ‘n’ Beans

2 reviews

Liquid Smoke gives a unique taste to this thick and hearty combination of beef and beans shared by Anita Curtis....


Calico Beans

21 reviews

Packed full of beef, beans and bacon, this calico beans recipe is one of my favorites. Serve it as a...


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Three-Bean Baked Beans

33 reviews

I got this recipe from an aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef...


Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili

4 reviews

I love this slow-cooker turkey chili recipe. Surprise ingredients like coffee and wine give it a rich, deep flavor that...

N’Orleans Shrimp with Beans & Rice

Thirty minutes is all it takes to place this tasty shrimp dish on the table. It quick for weeknight meals,...


Mixed Bean Salad

7 reviews

Making this colorful salad a day ahead gives it time to marinate. We love its flavorful tangy-sweet dressing.