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...


    Pesto Bean Soup

    This is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes, especially on those cold winter evenings. I make large batches and freeze...


    Herbed Tuna and White Bean Salad

    1 review

    This is a quick and delicious salad that can be made special for guests—or yourself—by grilling fresh tuna steaks instead...


    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...

    Sweet Potato Kale Soup

    2 reviews

    If you're looking for a healthier dish with a difference, try this recipe from Tamar Holmes of San Diego, California....


    White Turkey Chili

    17 reviews

    Here's proof that chili doesn't have to be red. I combined several recipes and changed flavors until the recipe was...

    White Bean Bisque

    Cute parmesan crisps make a zippy topping for this rich, full-flavored soup from Linda Miranda of Wakefield, Rhode Island. "We...


    Cannellini Bean Hummus

    4 reviews

    My version of hummus features a delightful nuttiness from tahini, a peanut butter-like paste made from ground sesame seeds. The...


    Summer Squash & White Bean Soup

    2 reviews

    I love using summer squash in soups. This dish is hearty as is, but stir in chopped ham for an...


    Corn and Bean Soup

    1 review

    "For lunch or dinner on a chilly day, this fresh-tasting colorful vegetable soup really hits the spot," comments Betty Andrzejewski...

    Confetti Bean Soup Mix

    With its colorful variety of beans and delicious flavor, this soup is tempting. I like to give it to friends...


    Microwave Minestrone

    2 reviews

    "This hearty soup is packed with vegetables and pasta," remarks Emma Magielda of Amsterdam, New York. "By the time I...


    Cowboy Bake Beans

    5 reviews

    All our friends love this dish...it tastes so good with ground beef and a blend of different beans. Brown sugar...


    Tortellini Bean Salad

    5 reviews

    Beans will bring bravos when you present this pleasant pasta and veggie salad. "I first made it for friends who...


    Smoked Sausage and Beans

    1 review

    Kielbasa gives this dish a hearty flavor, and you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen preparing it.—Honore Hudson,...

    Pasta with Greens N Beans

    In East Rochester, New York, it takes Kathleen Majewski just minutes to get this fast and flavorful pasta combination on...


    Hearty Beef & Bean Soup

    2 reviews

    I love cooking, and often share my soups with my co-workers—and they're happy I do. This one is perfect for...


    White Bean and Chicken Chili

    3 reviews

    To create this yummy white chili, I adapted three different recipes. It’s mild, so everyone can dig in. People who...


    Big-Batch Bean Soup

    When I was a cook in the service, I learned all I could from the cooks in the gallery. This...


    Tuscan Bean and Olive Spread

    Wonderful flavors of garlic, rosemary and basil blend in this hearty spread! Lucky enough to have leftovers? Serve it with...


    Bloody Mary Soup with Beans

    I love a good Bloody Mary, which inspired this recipe. The soup packs a spicy punch, and it'll warm you...


    Three-Bean Chili with Polenta Crust

    6 reviews

    Easy to assemble, this zesty one-dish meal is ideal for a busy weeknight or to serve last-minute guests. Dial down...


    Slow-Cooked White Chili

    6 reviews

    This satisfying slow-simmered chili features chicken, two kinds of beans and crunchy corn. "It's quick, easy and tastes great," says...

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    White Bean Fennel Soup

    11 reviews

    This filling soup is a favorite with our family and is often requested for company dinners. A hint of fennel...


    Garlic Bean Dip

    1 review

    There isn't a bean that my family does not like. In fact, I serve one kind or another almost every...


    Southwestern Bean Soup

    5 reviews

    When a friend needs a night off from cooking, I throw together this one-pot meal. I deliver it with tortilla...


    Italian Peasant Soup

    15 reviews

    My father shared this recipe with me, and I use it when I need a hearty, healthy meal. It's my...


    Mr. Taco Bean Dip

    —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


    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...