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

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,...


Buffet Vegetable Rice Salad

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


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...


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...

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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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...

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...


Hamburger Soup

3 reviews

Folks always comment on the great blend of spices and the hearty addition of cabbage in this soup.


Bean ‘n’ Rice Picnic Salad

This filling salad was a favorite for luncheons with Ruth Andrewson from Leavenworth, Washington. Orange carrots and green celery also...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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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....


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...


N’Orleans Shrimp with Beans & Rice

Thirty minutes is all it takes to place this tasty shrimp dish on the table. It quick for weeknight meals,...


Classic Red Beans N Rice

1 review

After living where Cajun cooking is common, we rely on this staple dish. Even If you've never tried red beans...


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Cool Beans Salad

68 reviews

This protein-filled dish could be served as a colorful side dish or a meatless main entree. When you make it,...