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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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 makes the chili so thick and creamy. Take this spicy concoction to a fall potluck or church dinner, and watch folks warm up to it!
-Elizabeth Mays, Nunnelly, Tennessee

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...


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...


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...


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...

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...


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...

Steak And Bean Chili

My husband, Steve, actually created the recipe for this meaty chili when he was in high school...he entered a chili...


Red Bean Toss

I discovered this recipe several years ago at a church function. The combination of flavors is tantalizing-this dish is a...


Jalapeno Bean Dip

2 reviews

This is the snack my family usually requests. We especially like to make this zippy dip on camping trips because...


Six-Bean Casserole

2 reviews

I like starting out with recipe ideas and adding ingredients to make them mine. This bean dish, passed to our...

Ranch Bean Chili

5 reviews

Loaded with beans, peppers, tomatoes and corn, this hearty, colorful chili is sure to be a family hit. I often...


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...


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...


Six-Bean Chili

When it's cold and frosty outside, this meatless chili is sure to warm you up. It's packed with fiber, protein...


30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

Hearty ingredients and zesty spices will make you forget that this chunky no-meat chili is good for you. It's loaded...

Zippy Sausage Chili

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


Spicy Chuck Wagon Beans

Baked beans don't get any easier! All you have to do is open some cans, chop an onion, and add...


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Campfire Beans

4 reviews

Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas


Four Bean Turkey Chili

7 reviews

Four kinds of beans and plenty of seasonings make this chunky chili a crowd-pleaser, particularly on autumn days. "Serve bowls...