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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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 prize! I shared my winnings with the dear friend who gave the recipe to me.—Eleanor McQuiston, Harrisville, Pennsylvania

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...


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,...


Kidney Bean Taco Bake

Here's an easy casserole that is hearty and very economical. It's a family-pleaser and popular at potlucks.—Leanne Obine, Ontario, New...


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...

Pasta Fagioli al Forno

4 reviews

The name of this Italian-inspired dish means "baked pasta with beans." But my busy family translates it as "super satisfying...


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...

Veggie Bean Casserole

4 reviews

I serve this as a meatless main dish, but it also makes a nice side dish. It freezes and reheats...


Simple Hamburger Hot Dish

1 review

My dad particularly loved this casserole, which has been a family favorite for over 60 years. It’s just a simple,...


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....


Zippy Turkey and Rice

4 reviews

Hearty and healthful, this yummy casserole is chock-full of rice, beans, tomatoes and cheese. Serve it with fresh fruit or...

Sausage & Beans with Rice

8 reviews

This hearty casserole has a flavor combination that the whole family will love. “My husband, who is always suspicious of...


Family-Favorite Baked Beans

14 reviews

Lea Ann Anderson
TULSA, OKLAHOMA

Here’s a quick and easy recipe familiar to most at reunions and other large...


Best Ever Beans and Sausage

30 reviews

When my wife asks what she should make for a gathering, she's always told to bring this—and a couple of...


Venison and Beans

1 review

"When I was first married, I had no idea how to cook game," writes Jill Kerr of York, Pennsylvania. "I...


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...

Calico Beans

21 reviews

Packed full of beef, beans and bacon, this calico beans recipe is one of my favorites. Serve it as a...


Hearty Bean Casserole

This is an easy recipe to throw together for a hearty meal, and it's perfect to take to a potluck....


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Campfire Beans

4 reviews

Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas


Hearty Maple Beans

4 reviews

I modified this recipe to suit my family's taste. It's a great side dish for a backyard barbecue with hamburgers...


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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...


French Country Casserole

18 reviews

This delicious dish is great for busy nights when you don't have much time to devote to dinner. It's a...


Barbecued Beef and Beans

2 reviews

I like to make this dish for church potlucks. It's great for large groups. I always include at least six...


Fourth of July Bean Casserole

49 reviews

The outstanding barbecue taste of these beans makes them a favorite for cookouts all summer and into the fall. It's...

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Kidney Bean Casserole

1 review

I don’t recall its origin, but I've had this Kidney Bean Casserole recipe for many years. A Triscuit cracker crust...


Mexi-Mac Casserole

9 reviews

I typically have most of the ingredients for this dish in my pantry. Green chiles give it a little bite,...