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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    Vegetarian Chili

    Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it's loved by both my vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends. —Casey Hill, London, United Kingdom

    Instant Pot Chili con Carne

    1 review

    Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...


    Bonnie’s Chili

    This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in...


    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 Turkey Chili

    I've taken my mother's milder recipe for chili and made it thicker and more robust. It's a favorite, especially in...

    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...


    Cincinnati Chili

    17 reviews

    Cinnamon and cocoa give a rich brown color to hearty Cincinnati chili. This dish will warm you up on a...


    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...


    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...

    Marinated Vegetable Bean Salad

    2 reviews

    Canned beans make this colorful salad hearty...and bottled Italian dressing is an easy and tasty topper.


    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...


    Super-Duper Chili

    15 reviews

    No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what...

    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...


    Ham and Bean Chili

    1 review

    Leftover ham gets an unusual treatment from Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois in this creative chili blend that features three...


    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...


    Family-Favorite Soup

    1 review

    This recipe originally called for chili powder. But one day, I found I didn't have any and used barbecue sauce...


    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...


    Tomato Bean Salad

    2 reviews

    This salad is packed with tasty surprises. Since it's dressed before serving, it's ideal for a help-yourself buffet.—Marilyn Janssen, Dawson...

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    Veggie Bean Salad

    A colorful blend of hearty beans and crunchy vegetables is what brings folks back for seconds after they try this...


    Scalloped Potato Chili

    Potatoes area unique addition to ordinary chili. My mom used to serve this when I was growing up. My husband...


    Chuck Wagon Chili

    2 reviews

    While planning my Christmas menu a few years ago, I came across this recipe. I decided to try it and...


    Quick Chunky Chili

    Heidee's meat mixture is the starting point for this nice hearty chili that cooks up in a jiffy. "Choose different...


    Baked Chili

    13 reviews

    This main dish is wonderful the first day and also makes outstanding leftovers. As a student living on my own,...


    Thick Turkey Bean Chili

    1 review

    "When our daughters wouldn't eat the spicy chili beans I prepared, I came up with this milder, slightly sweet version,"...