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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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 beans pack a lot of protein so it's a healthy snack for kids. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

Southwestern Bean Dip

2 reviews

Just by using different types of beans, you can make this dip as spicy as you like it. My family...


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...


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...


Mr. Taco Bean Dip

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Avocado Bean Dip

4 reviews

I love guacamole! But I add beans to boost the amount of fiber in this version. It has a texture...


Basil White Bean Dip

We're big fans of hummus, but my son is allergic. I came up with this bean dip, and it’s turned...

Quick White Bean Dip

1 review

From Benton Harbor, Michigan, Katina Tanner sends a low-fat party starter. "This is a wonderful way o use fresh basil,"...


Bean Quesadillas

"My husband and I created this recipe to use up vegetables from our garden; now we make it monthly," relates...


Three-Bean Salsa

3 reviews

Here’s an easy recipe for fabulous, chunky salsa. “It’s fast, fresh, low in fat and high in fiber,“ shares Regina...


Jalapeno Bean Dip

2 reviews

This is the snack my family usually requests. We especially like to make this zippy dip on camping trips because...

Hot Antipasto

My husband's family requests this colorful appetizer dish for our annual Christmas Eve potluck. Everyone loves that there are so...


Tuscan Sausage & Bean Dip

28 reviews

This is a spinoff of a Mexican dip I had once. The original was wicked good, but since I was...


Garlic White Bean Dip

2 reviews

Great with fresh veggies or as a sandwich spread, this dip brings a touch of sophistication and loads of flavor...


Chicken Chili Nachos

6 reviews

This is a “dash in the pan” dish that’s always a hit. The spicy nachos have plenty of chicken and...


Two-Bean Hummus

1 review

My children love this easy hummus and even like to help me make it! Hummus is a great way to...

Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip

My version of classic hummus features white kidney or cannelloni beans with lemon and garlic. Use it as a dip...


Roasted Pepper Bean Dip

Cannellini (white kidney beans) and tofu give body to this festive dip without added fat. "If you have never tried...


White Bean Crostini

3 reviews

A buttery bean puree showcasing the fresh flavors of garlic and thyme tops golden slices of French bread. The versatile...


Corn Chip Chili Cheese Dip

17 reviews

After trying to create a Mexican soup, I ended up with this outstanding dip. My husband and two young children...


Taco Joe Dip

16 reviews

My daughter was the first to try this recipe. She thought it was so good she passed it on to...


White Bean ‘n’ Olive Toasts

This appetizer is one of my favorites to serve to guests at holiday get-togethers.—Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi


Healthy Greek Bean Dip

This crowd-pleasing appetizer is healthy to boot! Folks will love to eat their veggies when they can dip them in...