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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Beef and Bean Macaroni

1 review

"This hearty casserole with beans, beef and macaroni is a meal in itself," relates Sally Norcutt of Chatham, Virginia. "Since my husband, son and brother enjoy hunting, our freezer is stocked with venison, which I sometimes use in place of the ground beef."

Sally’s West Coast Chili

1 review

We often have chili cook-offs at our church, so we trade lots of different recipes. I was always mixing and...


Hearty Calico Bean Bake

2 reviews

For years, my mother made this savory-sweet bean dish. I was always thrilled when it was on the menu, and...


Taco Salad

1 review

This fresh-tasting salad is the perfect accompaniment to the zippy burritos. It's really quick to toss together.—Kathy Ybarra, Rock Springs,...


Southwestern Bean Chowder

15 reviews

Even though there is a bit of heat from the spices and green chiles, my young children love this soup...

Three-Bean Taco Chili

26 reviews

This hearty chili is filling, nourishing and tastes like it simmered all day long. Leftover chili freezes well for a...


Kidney Bean Casserole

1 review

I don’t recall its origin, but I've had this Kidney Bean Casserole recipe for many years. A Triscuit cracker crust...

Pressure-Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili

5 reviews

My sister shared this chili recipe with me. The jalapeno adds just enough heat to notice but not too much...