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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Colorful Bean & Barley with Almonds Salad

Jazz up any table setting with this tasty combination of colorful veggies, beans and nuts.
Almond Board of California

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,...


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...


Smoky Baked Beans

19 reviews

They’ll be standing in line for this saucy bean recipe, full of campfire flavor. A variation on colorful calico beans,...


Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans

13 reviews

Bacon adds subtle smokiness to this hearty side dish that’s loaded with flavor. Brown sugar, vinegar and a hint of...

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...


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...

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,...


Family-Favorite Baked Beans

14 reviews

Lea Ann Anderson
TULSA, OKLAHOMA

Here’s a quick and easy recipe familiar to most at reunions and other large...


Provencal Bean Salad

1 review

Lightly coated in reduced-fat tarragon mayonnaise, this refreshing three-bean salad perks up summer meals. Every bite bursts with flavor. —Suzanne...


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...

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...


Hearty Baked Beans for Two

2 reviews

Old-fashioned baked-bean flavor gets jazzed up with garlic, brown sugar and mustard in our Test Kitchen’s easy, downsized version of...


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...


Cherry Baked Beans

5 reviews

Here's a perfect dish to bring to a family reunion or any get-together. It's fast and easy to prepare, and...


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 Beans

20 reviews

These beans are a perfect side dish to almost any meal. Try serving them with your favorite grilled meat! —Pat...


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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Campfire Beans

4 reviews

Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas


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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...


Beer Brat Chili

20 reviews

My husband and I love this chili because it smells so good as it simmers in the slow cooker all...


Slow Cooker Calico Beans

7 reviews

With so many folks moving to meatless or healthier food choices, I decided to remove the meat from the original...


Fourth of July Bean Casserole

49 reviews

The outstanding barbecue taste of these beans makes them a favorite for cookouts all summer and into the fall. It's...

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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,...


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Cool Beans Salad

68 reviews

This protein-filled dish could be served as a colorful side dish or a meatless main entree. When you make it,...


Cowboy Calico Beans

32 reviews

This is a tradition at the table when my girlfriends and I go up north for a girls' weekend. The...


Mixed Bean Salad

7 reviews

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