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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Dry-Rub Grilled Pork Chops over Cannellini Greens

My family was not a huge fan of pork until I tried this pork chops and green beans recipe. Feel free to incorporate your favorite herbs into the dry rub. You can use the rub on boneless skinless chicken breast or other meats, too. —Michael Cirlincione, Stockton, New Jersey

Bonnie’s Chili

This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in...


Beefy Minestrone

1 review

I know lots of minestrone recipes don't contain meat, but my husband thinks a meal is only a meal if...


Herbed Tuna and White Bean Salad

1 review

This is a quick and delicious salad that can be made special for guests—or yourself—by grilling fresh tuna steaks instead...


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...

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...


White Bean and Chicken Chili

3 reviews

To create this yummy white chili, I adapted three different recipes. It’s mild, so everyone can dig in. People who...

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Chili con Carne

20 reviews

At chili suppers, this chili con carne recipe always disappears first! It's nice at home, too, since the longer it...


Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

1 review

Chock-full of vegetables and beans, this hearty soup is sure to satisfy your hungry bunch on a winter night. Writes...


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...


Mixed Vegetable Salad

3 reviews

Anita Gibson of Clinton, Illinois shares colorful, crunchy and slightly sweet Mixed Vegetable Salad.

Spicy Pork Chili with White Beans

4 reviews

This chili, loaded with white beans and cubes of pork, has plenty of bite. But if it’s not spicy enough...


Bean Cabbage Soup

1 review

I used to love my Italian grandmother's homemade minestrone. She was very particular about ingredients and where she bought them....


Kale & Bean Soup

12 reviews

Chock-full of veggies, this soup soothes both the body and the spirit. The kale is packed with nutrients, including omega-3s,...


Penne with Tomatoes & White Beans

8 reviews

I learned how to make this dish from friends in Genoa, Italy, where they're known for creating tasty combinations of...


Taco Bean Soup

4 reviews

"This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix," remarks Sharon Thompson of Hunter, Kansas. "You can add a can...

Pasta Bean Soup

27 reviews

My family loves this soup during our cold New England winters. It's very thick and hearty.—Beverly Ballaro, Lynnfield, Massachusetts


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Minestrone

21 reviews

Vegetables and herbs fresh from my garden make this one of our favorite soups. This recipe makes a lot, so...


White Bean Turkey Chili

3 reviews

Looking for a hearty but healthy chili for your crew? Well, look no further, Dorothy Muenzer serves this robust meal...


Chili Skillet

17 reviews

Like most farmers, my husband loves a good hearty chili. With all the vegetables, cheese and meat in it, this...


Quick Italian Veggie Skillet

5 reviews

When you don’t know what to serve, Italian flavors are a good starting point. We combine cannellini and garbanzo beans...


Pepperoni Pizza Chili

26 reviews

We love this on a chilly day. A big bowl warms you right up, and the leftovers freeze well. I...


French Country Casserole

18 reviews

This delicious dish is great for busy nights when you don't have much time to devote to dinner. It's a...


Mexican White Chili

7 reviews

White chili may be a little different from what you're used to, but it's sure to warm you up on...

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Gnocchi with White Beans

102 reviews

Here’s one of those no-fuss gnocchi recipes you can toss together and cook in one skillet. Ideal for a busy...


Zippy Bean Stew

3 reviews

This bean stew is a staple for my co-workers and me once the weather turns cool. Although this is a...


Three Bean Casserole

2 reviews

My husband and I are retired farmers. Our main crop was wheat, and we began growing beans when our son...


One-Pot Chilighetti

12 reviews

Grab your stockpot for my meal-in-one chili and spaghetti. I’ve got a large family, and this hearty pasta takes care...


Hearty Bean Stew

6 reviews

From Regina, Saskatchewan, Penny Giles writes, “A Canadian prairie winter can be bone-chilling. A bowl of this meatless stew over...


Veg Jambalaya

7 reviews

This flavorful entree uses convenient canned beans in place of the meat—and never lets you leave hungry. —Crystal Jo Bruns,...