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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Pressure-Cooker Beef and Beans

This deliciously spicy steak and beans over rice will have friends asking for more. It's a favorite in my recipe collection. —Marie Leamon, Bethesda, Maryland

Sausage & Rice Stew

4 reviews

“My husband loves sausage, so I find ways to serve it with healthy ingredients, like beans and spinach.” This hearty...


Beef and Lamb Stew

1 review

I asked for this recipe after a recent trip to South Africa with my church. This stew includes lots of...


Meatballs with Bean Sauce

"Since we like Tex-Mex food so much, I've transformed many of my recipes, including this one, to give them a...


Sweet-Sour Kidney Beans

1 review

"You can substitute a variety of beans—such as soybeans, pinto or navy beans—in this versatile dish," suggests Elizabeth Bowen of...

Gaucho Casserole

9 reviews

"When our daughters graduated from college, my husband and I made recipe books for their closest friends," says Dianne Hennis...


Refried Beans and Rice

My children and grandchildren ask for this casserole all the time. I invented the recipe out of necessity one day...

Zesty Rice ‘N’ Bean Casserole

2 reviews

A savory mix of seasonings adds zip to Daphne Blandford's satisfying dish that's loaded with beans, rice, vegetables and cheese....


Zippy Turkey and Rice

4 reviews

Hearty and healthful, this yummy casserole is chock-full of rice, beans, tomatoes and cheese. Serve it with fresh fruit or...


Tender Beef ‘n’ Bean Stew

7 reviews

"I often whip up this easy stew on days when I am juggling a lot of the kids' sports schedules,"...


Chipotle Chicken and Beans

3 reviews

I was skeptical about this recipe due to its combination of ingredients, but it immediately became one of our all-time...

Chili Skillet

17 reviews

Like most farmers, my husband loves a good hearty chili. With all the vegetables, cheese and meat in it, this...


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...


Arborio Rice and White Bean Soup

4 reviews

Soup is the ultimate comfort food. This hearty, satisfying soup with arborio rice is low in fat and comes together...


Southwestern Rice and Bean Salad

This salad has a definite Mexican influence with the beans and picante sauce. I've made it for many get-togethers, and...


Quick Italian Veggie Skillet

5 reviews

When you don’t know what to serve, Italian flavors are a good starting point. We combine cannellini and garbanzo beans...

Sausage & Beans with Rice

8 reviews

This hearty casserole has a flavor combination that the whole family will love. “My husband, who is always suspicious of...


Veg Jambalaya

7 reviews

This flavorful entree uses convenient canned beans in place of the meat—and never lets you leave hungry. —Crystal Jo Bruns,...


Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

1 review

We enjoy fajitas and tacos, but finding a good side dish to go with them wasn't easy—until this recipe came...


Spicy Beans ‘n’ Rice

Savory Cajun flavor zips up this quick skillet dish that's loaded with beans, tomatoes, rice and seasonings. "It's delicious served...


Red Beans and Rice Salad

Mango lends a sweet tropical twist to our Test Kitchen's warm weather version of red beans and rice. Green pepper...


Buffet Vegetable Rice Salad

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


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...


Salsa Red Beans ‘n’ Rice

Diane Harrison of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania up this quick side dish using canned kidney beans, brown rice and salsa. It's an...

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Quick Red Beans and Rice

Even my kids like this hearty, stick-to-the-ribs dish. I like to add cubed leftover ham to make it a main...


Southern Okra Bean Stew

When this spicy stew's simmering on the stove, my family has a hard time waiting for dinner. It's much like...


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...


Classic Red Beans and Rice

1 review

This regional favorite has broad appeal because it is hearty and tasty but no too hot. It's a good way...


Red Beans and Rice Mix

1 review

Since there's food galore during the holidays themselves, I like giving this zippy mix as an after-Christmas present instead. I...


Kidney Beans and Rice

4 reviews

I developed this recipe while working for a rehabilitation home. It was a success with everyone who tried it. I...