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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Hearty Bean Side Dish

2 reviews

"In a small, simple ceremony on the farm, my mother, Betty, married Ron Kreiling. I prepared this hearty down-home dish to share."—Tina Roberts, Wellington, Ohio

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...


Curried Potatoes and Beans

This recipe came from my grandma's collection. It's a meal in itself with hearty flavor.—Mrs. Lyle Rees, Darlington, Wisconsin


Sweet & Spicy Beans

9 reviews

My husband and I love this sweet and savory bean dish. It can be enjoyed as a side, but it's...


Mixed Vegetable Salad

3 reviews

Anita Gibson of Clinton, Illinois shares colorful, crunchy and slightly sweet Mixed Vegetable Salad.

Potluck Red Beans and Rice

5 reviews

This recipe originated from my sister-in-law, but I changed it around a bit to suit the tastes of my family....


White Beans with Rigatoni

2 reviews

"My husband and I are fans of canned beans...especially when they're combined with pasta," shares Carol Gaus of Itasca, Illinois....

Hearty Calico Bean Bake

2 reviews

For years, my mother made this savory-sweet bean dish. I was always thrilled when it was on the menu, and...


Country Bean Bake

“This recipe of my mom‘s makes the best baked beans I have ever eaten,“ writes Gloria Jarrett from Loveland, Ohio....


Red Bean Toss

I discovered this recipe several years ago at a church function. The combination of flavors is tantalizing-this dish is a...


Fiesta Corn and Beans

1 review

Bursting with southwestern flavors, the zesty veggie medley here can be served as a side dish or a meatless meal-in-one....

Beans & Spinach

5 reviews

“One of our favorite appetizers at a local restaurant is made with white beans and escarole. It’s nearly impossible to...


Bean Soup with Dumplings

Field editor Jane Mullins of Livonia, Missouri often lets her slow cooker simmer this nicely spiced, bean-filled broth while she's...


Six-Bean Casserole

2 reviews

I like starting out with recipe ideas and adding ingredients to make them mine. This bean dish, passed to our...


Southwestern Turkey Dumpling Soup

4 reviews

Here's a Western twist on traditional turkey dumpling soup. I especially like this recipe because it's fast, easy and uses...


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...

Refried Beans and Rice

My children and grandchildren ask for this casserole all the time. I invented the recipe out of necessity one day...


Slow-Cooked Bean Medley

38 reviews

I often change the variety of beans in this classic recipe, using whatever I have on hand to total the...


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....


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...


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...


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Three-Bean Baked Beans

33 reviews

I got this recipe from an aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef...


Sweet and Sour Beans

"This bean dish is surprisingly low in fat, even with the bacon in it. I adapted it from a higher-calorie...


Salsa Red Beans ‘n’ Rice

Diane Harrison of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania up this quick side dish using canned kidney beans, brown rice and salsa. It's an...

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Four-Bean Casserole

This sweet, tangy side dish reminds me of the many zesty dishes I enjoyed while growing up in the South....


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...


Three Bean Casserole

2 reviews

My husband and I are retired farmers. Our main crop was wheat, and we began growing beans when our son...


Chuck Wagon Beans with Sausage

5 reviews

I followed the lead of cooks of Old West cattle ranges to come up with these savory beans. Sweet and...


Saucy Calico Beans

15 reviews

A picnic favorite, this saucy bean medley isn't overly sweet like some versions. The dish will be empty before you...


Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans

13 reviews

Bacon adds subtle smokiness to this hearty side dish that’s loaded with flavor. Brown sugar, vinegar and a hint of...