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 Andouille Red Beans and Rice

    Once my husband's favorite New Orleans takeout closed, I challenged myself to develop a tasty red beans and rice recipe that I could make at home. This pressure-cooker version is hearty and satisfies his Cajun cravings. —Jennifer Schwarzkopf, Oregon, Wisconsin

    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...


    Beefy Minestrone

    1 review

    I know lots of minestrone recipes don't contain meat, but my husband thinks a meal is only a meal if...


    Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

    While in college, I studied abroad. A vegetarian at the time, I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious and diverse...


    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...

    Kielbasa and Beans

    When I was a bachelor, I really began experimenting with cooking. This casserole is a recipe I created back then...


    Ground Beef Chili

    31 reviews

    Everyone who tastes my chili comments that it is restaurant-quality. It's especially good with homemade corn bread. I have always...

    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...


    Beef and Beans

    6 reviews

    This deliciously spicy steak and beans over rice will have family and friends asking for more. It's a favorite in...


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    Chili con Carne

    20 reviews

    At chili suppers, this chili con carne recipe always disappears first! It's nice at home, too, since the longer it...


    Italian Vegetable Bowl

    I love to fix this hamburger vegetable stew on chilly fall and winter days. The tasty variety of ingredients and...

    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...


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    Ranch Stew

    4 reviews

    My husband, our five children and I have enjoyed this easy-to-make stew for years. We especially love the dumplings. Our...


    Biscuit-Topped Beef N Beans

    1 review

    I entered this recipe for the annual cookbook put out by our local newspaper and was thrilled to win a...


    Tropical Beans

    Pineapple tidbits lend to this dish's slight sweet-and-sour flavor. I often freeze some in serving-size portions for quick lunches.—Vera Knopp,...

    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...


    Beef and Bean Macaroni

    1 review

    "This hearty casserole with beans, beef and macaroni is a meal in itself," relates Sally Norcutt of Chatham, Virginia. "Since...


    Lasagna Corn Carne

    9 reviews

    My grandkids always ask me to make this dish, which is sort of like chili in a pan. I came...


    Hearty Ribs and Beans

    "Everyone likes this tasty meal-in-a-dish," reports Marlene Muckenhirn, a field editor from Delano, Minnesota.


    Hearty Chicken Casserole

    10 reviews

    Bring the flavors of the Southwest to the table with this delectable high-fiber dish from Jenny Ebert of Eau Claire,...


    Penne with Cannellini Beans

    3 reviews

    Just five ingredients are all you’ll need for this meatless pasta created by Brenda Harrell of Joplin, Missouri. With spinach,...


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    Minestrone

    21 reviews

    Vegetables and herbs fresh from my garden make this one of our favorite soups. This recipe makes a lot, so...


    Italian Pasta and Bean Casserole

    I love to cook for my family and making this recipe is very simple and tasty. It make a large...

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    Sausage Bean Stew

    2 reviews

    Meet the Cook: One of the reasons I like quick dinners like this is our two sons, who are 7...


    Peppy Bean Bake

    What's great about this casserole is that you just throw it together and pop it in the oven. While it's...


    Spicy Bean and Beef Pie

    30 reviews

    My daughter helped me come up with this recipe when we wanted a one-dish meal that was different than a...


    Ham and Bean Bake

    1 review

    My mother shared this hearty cornbread-topped meal with me. and I've made it ever since.


    Kidney Bean Sausage Supper

    1 review

    I'm always looking for nutritious and tasty meals that do not take a lot to time to prepare," says Carol...


    Corn Bread-Topped Chicken Chili

    6 reviews

    After seeing a recipe for a slow cooker chicken potpie, I knew I had to try it. I loved the...