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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Marinated Vegetable Bean Salad

2 reviews

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

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 Salad for a Crowd

Katie Koziolek of Hartland, Minnesota adds garlic to an old favorite and prefers a not-so-sweet dressing. "Since I freeze some...


Three-Bean Soup

This is a terrific recipe for cold days. Even my young son asks for it! I like it because it's...


Hot Five-Bean Salad

1 review

This crowd-pleaser is like a German potato salad made with colorful beans. My mom's been preparing this salad for years—it's...

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...


Hearty Bean Salad

I discovered this salad years ago when I was a teenager in a 4-H club. After I was married, I...

Sweet-Sour Vegetable Salad

1 review

Field editor Lucille Terry of Frankfort, Kentucky quickly assembles this marinated medley using canned veggies. "It's excellent for potlucks, accompanied...


Three-Bean Salad for 3

9 reviews

We make this 3 bean salad all summer long! It's a delicious summer side dish for two. — Barbara Wiggins,...


Sausage and Bean Soup

1 review

“I love to prepare this soup when the weather turns crisp," writes Joan Hallford from North Richland Hills, Texas. "It...


Veggie Nicoise Salad

13 reviews

More and more people in my workplace are becoming vegetarians. When we cook or eat together, the focus is on...

Provencal Bean Salad

1 review

Lightly coated in reduced-fat tarragon mayonnaise, this refreshing three-bean salad perks up summer meals. Every bite bursts with flavor. —Suzanne...


Tangy Four-Bean Salad

2 reviews

Canned beans makes this colorful salad easy to fix, while a no-fuss dressing lends sweet-and-sour flair. Green pepper and mushrooms...


Easy Colorful Bean Salad

Green beans and roasted sweet red peppers make this an attractive side dish for Christmas. The mild blend of seasonings...


Fat-Free Bean Salad

2 reviews

Ruth Beitelspacher of Aberdeen, South Dakota notes, "I recently made this salad to serve at a turkey barbecue. It was...


Quick Three-Bean Salad

1 review

This traditional three-bean salad, submitted by Amy Short of Lesage, West Virginia, bursts with the flavor of savory. Honey gives...

Hearty Bean Bake

2 reviews

Because it makes such a big batch, this popular four-bean bake is perfect for potlucks...but I like to serve it...


Lightened-Up Pasta Fagioli Soup

19 reviews

After trying pasta fagioli at a popular restaurant, I was determined to make it at home, only healthier. It turns...


Hominy Bean Salad

2 reviews

Chock-full of fresh and canned beans, this colorful salad is perfect for potluck. De Loris Lawson of Carthage, Missouri sent...


Bean Salad Medley

Forget to plan a dish for the neighborhood potluck? Heather Molzan of Edmonton, Alberta offers a speedy solution from the...


Four-Bean Medley

1 review

This side dish always gets compliments. It’s easy to make ahead and simmer in the slow cooker, so it’s super...


Quick Four-Bean Salad

Most people are surprised to hear this salad gets its sweet flavor from honey instead of sugar. This natural ingredient...


Basil Bean Salad

2 reviews

I had a recipe for three-bean salad and added garbanzo beans for taste and color. It soon became my father...


Four-Bean Salad

9 reviews

"MY MOTHER gave me this recipe. It was actually a three-bean salad, but I added the garbanzo beans (which are...

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Bean N Corn Salad

2 reviews

In Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Glenda Parsonage stirs together a colorful medley of beans, peppers, corn and other vegetables, then marinates...


Zucchini Bean Salad

3 reviews

A fun combination of good-for-you ingredients makes up Zucchini Bean Salad from Carol Waugh of Bellingham, Washington. It's fresh-tasting and...


Five-Bean Salad

2 reviews

In Ottawa, Illinois, Jeanette Simec combines five kinds of beans with an oil-and-vinegar dressing in this colorful classic that's great...


Sweet and Tangy Ranch Beans

1 review

This sweet and tangy side dish uses lots of convenient canned goods, so it’s a snap to throw together. The...


Barbecued Beef and Beans

2 reviews

I like to make this dish for church potlucks. It's great for large groups. I always include at least six...


Three-Bean Garden Salad

2 reviews

This comes from a recipe I originally found in a bean cookbook. It took quite a few failures to come...