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

Tomato Bean Salad

2 reviews

This salad is packed with tasty surprises. Since it's dressed before serving, it's ideal for a help-yourself buffet.—Marilyn Janssen, Dawson...


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...


Warm Cannellini Bean & Bacon Salad

My husband and son like all kinds of bean dishes. For a change of pace, I whipped up a new...


Homemade Italian Sausage Bean Soup

2 reviews

My family loves this soup, so I make it often in the winter. For a little more heat, use spicy...

Tuscan Turkey Soup

18 reviews

Ladle up this quick, creamy soup chock-full of leftover turkey, pumpkin and beans to your hungry family and friends. It's...


Lentil White Bean Pilaf

4 reviews

Vegetarians will be happy to see this hearty meatless grain pilaf on the holiday buffet table. I like to make...

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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,...


Mixed Bean Salad

7 reviews

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