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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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 tasty, easy and economical, too! —Carol Simms, Madison, Mississippi

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...


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...


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,...


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...

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....


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...

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...


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...


Party Time Beans

23 reviews

A friend brought this colorful bean dish to my house for a church circle potluck dinner. As soon as I...