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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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 makes the chili so thick and creamy. Take this spicy concoction to a fall potluck or church dinner, and watch folks warm up to it!
-Elizabeth Mays, Nunnelly, Tennessee

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...


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...


Zippy Sausage Chili

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


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...

Slow-Simmered Kidney Beans

5 reviews

My husband always puts us down for a side dish when we're invited to a potluck. Canned beans cut down...


Sausage Skillet Supper

6 reviews

This simple and satisfying main dish is a favorite of my family's. It is prepared in no time!—Mildred Sherrer, Fort...

Sausage Bean Chowder

1 review

When the first hint of cooler weather appears at the end of the summer, my husband always asks, "Isn't it...


Best Ever Beans and Sausage

30 reviews

When my wife asks what she should make for a gathering, she's always told to bring this—and a couple of...


Santa Fe Chipotle Chili

Sausage and ground beef make this spiced chili a meat lover's delight. I can freeze and reheat it later without...


Taco Bean Soup

4 reviews

"This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix," remarks Sharon Thompson of Hunter, Kansas. "You can add a can...