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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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 pita chips, veggies or as a sandwich topper. —DIANE NEMITZ, LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN

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...


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...


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...


Spiced Chili

9 reviews

My father was a cook in the Army and taught me the basics in the kitchen. My childhood baby-sitter inspired...

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...


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...

Zippy Sausage Chili

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


Garlic White Bean Dip

2 reviews

Great with fresh veggies or as a sandwich spread, this dip brings a touch of sophistication and loads of flavor...


Partytime Beans

23 reviews

A friend brought this colorful bean dish to my house for a church circle potluck dinner. As soon as I...


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...

Hot Antipasto

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


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...


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...


Tex-Mex Chili

20 reviews

Need to satisfy big, hearty appetites? Look no further than this Tex-Mex recipe with beef stew meat, plenty...