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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Beef and Bean Macaroni

1 review

"This hearty casserole with beans, beef and macaroni is a meal in itself," relates Sally Norcutt of Chatham, Virginia. "Since my husband, son and brother enjoy hunting, our freezer is stocked with venison, which I sometimes use in place of the ground beef."

Macaroni Bean Soup

2 reviews

“This chunky soup makes a great meatless main dish,” comments Sundra Haucks of Bogalusa, Louisiana. “Best of all, it’s ready…set…serve...


Macaroni Bean Salad

4 reviews

Two types of store-bought beans, a convenient can of olives and lots of cheese make this easy pasta salad, shared...


Minestrone Soup with Hamburger

3 reviews

This hearty broth is sure to warm you up on a cool day. Filled with Italian seasoning, good-for-you vegetables, ground...


Minestrone Soup

1 review

Here's the perfect summer-time soup to put all those fresh garden vegetables to good use! It's great for a light...

Soup for Two

1 review

This comforting and colorful soup from field editor Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington is loaded with old-fashioned goodness. The...


Italian Pasta and Bean Casserole

I love to cook for my family and making this recipe is very simple and tasty. It make a large...

Italian Vegetable Beef Soup

9 reviews

As a pastor's wife, I never miss a church supper. This vegetable-beef soup is my family's favorite. It's also a...


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...


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Contest-Winning Easy Minestrone

41 reviews

This minestrone soup recipe is special to me because it’s one of the few dinners my entire family loves. And...


Macaroni with Beef and Beans

My family enjoys this dish as an alternative to plain macaroni and cheese. Every summer and fall, I freeze lots...

Meatball Minestrone

4 reviews

Just thinking about this soup simmering on the stove gets me hungry! The homemade meatballs are so tasty. —Esther Perea,...