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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Emily’s Bean Soup

7 reviews

This is a wonderful fall or winter meal, served with thick slices of warm homemade bread. The recipe evolved over the years as I added to it. I often double it and freeze what we don't eat. That way, I can throw some in a pot for a quick meal or if unexpected guests drop by. —Emily Chaney, Penobscot, Maine

Sausage Bean Stew

2 reviews

Meet the Cook: One of the reasons I like quick dinners like this is our two sons, who are 7...


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...


Country Bean Soup

I like to give this mix as a gift, layering the beans in a clear pint jar and attaching the...


Lucky Bean Soup

5 reviews

This recipe is from a bean soup gift pack I developed as a fund-raiser for our church. We provide it...

Western Beans

4 reviews

I've made these zesty beans many times for picnics and potlucks—they're hearty and zippy with chili pepper and the extra...