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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Dry-Rub Grilled Pork Chops over Cannellini Greens

My family was not a huge fan of pork until I tried this pork chops and green beans recipe. Feel free to incorporate your favorite herbs into the dry rub. You can use the rub on boneless skinless chicken breast or other meats, too. —Michael Cirlincione, Stockton, New Jersey

Ham and White Bean Soup

I came up with this recipe when I wanted to make dinner in the slow cooker but didn't have time...


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...


Cincinnati Chili

17 reviews

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


Super-Duper Chili

15 reviews

No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what...

Sally’s West Coast Chili

1 review

We often have chili cook-offs at our church, so we trade lots of different recipes. I was always mixing and...


Ham and Bean Chili

1 review

Leftover ham gets an unusual treatment from Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois in this creative chili blend that features three...

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Zippy Pork Chili Verde

1 review

Leftover pork adds heartiness to this zippy chili from Jo Oliverius of Alpine, California. "It's great on a cool night...


Slow-Cooked Turkey White Bean Soup

3 reviews

This hearty meal-in-one will stick to your ribs on a cold autumn night. Slow cooking makes it so convenient! —Amy...


Hearty Ribs and Beans

"Everyone likes this tasty meal-in-a-dish," reports Marlene Muckenhirn, a field editor from Delano, Minnesota.


Hearty Calico Bean Bake

2 reviews

For years, my mother made this savory-sweet bean dish. I was always thrilled when it was on the menu, and...

Pasta and Bean Soup

Packed with veggies and leftover ham, this recipe really dresses up canned soup. Who would believe that such a hearty...


Spicy Pork Chili with White Beans

4 reviews

This chili, loaded with white beans and cubes of pork, has plenty of bite. But if it’s not spicy enough...


Ham and Bean Bake

1 review

My mother shared this hearty cornbread-topped meal with me. and I've made it ever since.


Kale and Sausage Soup

1 review

Several years ago, I had a dish in a local restaurant that was so good I was determined to duplicate...


Skillet Cassoulet

22 reviews

This dish is chock-full of flavor, and the little spice from the kielbasa makes a nice hearty combo for a...

Triple Bean Bake with Bacon

31 reviews

Tried and true baked beans go from ordinary to extraordinary when you mix bean varieties and add the zing of...


Slow-Cooked Calico Beans

1 review

My sister-in-law gave me the recipe for these hearty beans that make an appearance at all of our family functions....


Warm Cannellini Bean & Bacon Salad

My husband and son like all kinds of bean dishes. For a change of pace, I whipped up a new...


Buffet Vegetable Rice Salad

"This chilled rice and ham salad goes well with barbecue dinners," suggests Josie Varro of Coquitlam, British Columbia. "The green...


Southwest Pork and Bean Salad

"This salad is tasty on its own," writes Lynn Biscott of Toronto, Ontario, "but we also like it as a...


Hearty Minestrone

5 reviews

“This is my all-time favorite soup. I love make big batches and freeze some for later. This hearty dish reminds...


Family-Favorite Baked Beans

14 reviews

Lea Ann Anderson
TULSA, OKLAHOMA

Here’s a quick and easy recipe familiar to most at reunions and other large...


Zippy Sausage Chili

Our family loves Mexican food, but I wasn't happy with any chili recipes I came across. So I decided to...

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Sweet & Hot Baked Beans

6 reviews

Baked beans belong at a barbecue. They're sweet with heat when you add pineapple and jalapenos. — Robin Haas, Cranston,...


Tangy Baked Seven Beans

2 reviews

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod...


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Campfire Beans

4 reviews

Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas


Okie Beans

1 review

I got the original version of this recipe from a pastor's wife. That makes sense—because it makes up a generous...


Pork Chops and Beans

3 reviews

This hearty combination of tender pork chops and two kinds of beans makes a satisfying supper from the slow cooker...


Kielbasa Bean Soup

5 reviews

I usually make double batch of this meaty vegetable soup and freeze some in serving-size containers. It makes a nice...