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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Pressure-Cooker Andouille Red Beans and Rice

Once my husband's favorite New Orleans takeout closed, I challenged myself to develop a tasty red beans and rice recipe that I could make at home. This pressure-cooker version is hearty and satisfies his Cajun cravings. —Jennifer Schwarzkopf, Oregon, Wisconsin

Dry-Rub Grilled Pork Chops over Cannellini Greens

2 reviews

My family was not a huge fan of pork until I tried this pork chops and green beans recipe. Feel...


Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it's loved by...


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...


Smoky Baked Beans

19 reviews

They’ll be standing in line for this saucy bean recipe, full of campfire flavor. A variation on colorful calico beans,...

Quick Italian Veggie Skillet

7 reviews

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


Chicken Chili Nachos

7 reviews

This is a “dash in the pan” dish that’s always a hit. The spicy nachos have plenty of chicken and...

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...


Colorful Bean Salad

5 reviews

My bean salad is a mainstay, both for family meals and neighborhood potlucks. People rave about the cumin dressing with...


Slow-Cooked Bean Medley

38 reviews

I often change the variety of beans in this classic recipe, using whatever I have on hand to total the...


Fiesta Corn and Beans

1 review

Bursting with southwestern flavors, the zesty veggie medley here can be served as a side dish or a meatless meal-in-one....

One-Pot Chilighetti

14 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 Sausage-Chicken Chili

1 review

The company I work for has an annual chili cook-off, and this unusual recipe of mine was a winner. I...


Anytime Turkey Chili

12 reviews

I created this dish to grab the voters’ attention at a chili contest we held in our backyard. With pumpkin,...


Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

14 reviews

This colorful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavors from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicolored...


Beans and Rice Dinner

29 reviews

On cold or rainy days, this comforting beans and rice dish really fills the tummy. Sometimes I use pinto beans...

Slow Cooker Calico Beans

7 reviews

With so many folks moving to meatless or healthier food choices, I decided to remove the meat from the original...


Hearty Red Beans and Rice

4 reviews

I take this dish to many potlucks and never fail to bring home an empty pot. I learned about the...


Classic Chili

12 reviews

Mom's homemade chili recipe was the best! She knew just the right ingredients to put her 'stamp' on it. I...


Cincinnati Chili

19 reviews

Cinnamon and cocoa give a rich brown color to hearty Cincinnati chili. This dish will warm you up on a...


Hearty Maple Beans

4 reviews

I modified this recipe to suit my family's taste. It's a great side dish for a backyard barbecue with hamburgers...


Sweet & Spicy Beans

9 reviews

My husband and I love this sweet and savory bean dish. It can be enjoyed as a side, but it's...


Lora’s Red Beans & Rice

2 reviews

My dear mother-in-law passed this simple recipe to me. With meats, beans and savory veggies that simmer all day, it's...


White Bean Tuna Salad

5 reviews

"I adapted this recipe from one in my local newspaper," writes Kathy Armstrong of Post Falls, Idaho. "The zippy Dijon...

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Kidney Bean Tuna Salad

3 reviews

This light, nutritious entree salad for two comes from Sandra Fisher of Kent, Washington. It's especially pretty served on a...


White Bean Tuna Salad with Vinaigrette

I love tuna, and this recipe is a great way to use good old canned tuna--and it's great to share!...


Tuna with Tuscan White Bean Salad

2 reviews

Once the tuna steaks hit the grill, do not move them around or they may tear. This recipe is for...


Ground Beef Chili

32 reviews

Everyone who tastes my beef chili recipe says that it is restaurant-quality. It's especially good with homemade cornbread. I have...


Jumpin’ Espresso Bean Chili

5 reviews

Chili is a hearty dish I love experimenting with. This meatless version I created is low in fat, but high...


Easy White Chicken Chili

20 reviews

Chili is one of our best cold-weather strategies. We use chicken and white beans for a twist on the regular...