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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    Pressure-Cooker Turkey Chili

    I've taken my mother's milder recipe for chili and made it thicker and more robust. It's a favorite, especially in fall and winter. —Celesta Zanger, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

    Ground Beef Chili

    31 reviews

    Everyone who tastes my chili comments that it is restaurant-quality. It's especially good with homemade corn bread. I have always...


    Marinated Vegetable Bean Salad

    2 reviews

    Canned beans make this colorful salad hearty...and bottled Italian dressing is an easy and tasty topper.


    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...


    Hearty Beef & Bean Soup

    2 reviews

    I love cooking, and often share my soups with my co-workers—and they're happy I do. This one is perfect for...

    Big-Batch Bean Soup

    When I was a cook in the service, I learned all I could from the cooks in the gallery. This...


    Tortellini Bean Salad

    5 reviews

    Beans will bring bravos when you present this pleasant pasta and veggie salad. "I first made it for friends who...

    Hearty Bean Side Dish

    2 reviews

    "In a small, simple ceremony on the farm, my mother, Betty, married Ron Kreiling. I prepared this hearty down-home dish...


    Three-Bean Chili with Polenta Crust

    6 reviews

    Easy to assemble, this zesty one-dish meal is ideal for a busy weeknight or to serve last-minute guests. Dial down...


    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...


    Italian Vegetable Bowl

    I love to fix this hamburger vegetable stew on chilly fall and winter days. The tasty variety of ingredients and...

    Veggie Bean Salad

    A colorful blend of hearty beans and crunchy vegetables is what brings folks back for seconds after they try this...


    Scalloped Potato Chili

    Potatoes area unique addition to ordinary chili. My mom used to serve this when I was growing up. My husband...


    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...


    Southwestern Bean Dip

    2 reviews

    Just by using different types of beans, you can make this dip as spicy as you like it. My family...


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    Ranch Stew

    4 reviews

    My husband, our five children and I have enjoyed this easy-to-make stew for years. We especially love the dumplings. Our...

    Cowboy Bake Beans

    5 reviews

    All our friends love this dish...it tastes so good with ground beef and a blend of different beans. Brown sugar...


    Biscuit-Topped Beef N Beans

    1 review

    I entered this recipe for the annual cookbook put out by our local newspaper and was thrilled to win a...


    Tropical Beans

    Pineapple tidbits lend to this dish's slight sweet-and-sour flavor. I often freeze some in serving-size portions for quick lunches.—Vera Knopp,...


    Mr. Taco Bean Dip

    —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


    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...


    Red Bean Vegetable Soup

    3 reviews

    Cajun seasoning boosts the flavor of this brothy soup. The easy recipe makes a big batch that's loaded with beans...


    Lasagna Corn Carne

    9 reviews

    My grandkids always ask me to make this dish, which is sort of like chili in a pan. I came...


    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...

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    Artichoke Bean Salad

    2 reviews

    "You can stir up this colorful bean salad in no time," assures Dixie Terry Goreville, Illinois. Two kinds of canned...


    Slow-Cooked Turkey White Bean Soup

    3 reviews

    This hearty meal-in-one will stick to your ribs on a cold autumn night. Slow cooking makes it so convenient! —Amy...


    Hearty Chili with a Twist

    This thick chili is perfect for tailgate parties or on a cold winter evening. I like to serve it in...


    Vegetarian Chili Ole!

    7 reviews

    I combine ingredients for this hearty chili the night before, start my trusty slow cooker in the morning and come...


    Cheese Tortellini and Kale Soup

    5 reviews

    A steaming bowl of this hearty soup is always a welcomed dish with both my family and neighbors. I often...


    Sweet & Spicy Beans

    9 reviews

    My husband and I love this sweet and savory bean dish. It can be enjoyed as a side, but it's...