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 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 fall and winter. —Celesta Zanger, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

    Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

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

    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 Bean Bisque

    Cute parmesan crisps make a zippy topping for this rich, full-flavored soup from Linda Miranda of Wakefield, Rhode Island. "We...

    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,...

    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...

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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...

    Slow-Cooked White Chili

    6 reviews

    This satisfying slow-simmered chili features chicken, two kinds of beans and crunchy corn. "It's quick, easy and tastes great," says...

    Chili Bean Soup

    From Kingman, Arizona, Mary Felty sent this zesty soup. "It's quick to fix yet it tastes like it simmered all...

    White Bean Fennel Soup

    11 reviews

    This filling soup is a favorite with our family and is often requested for company dinners. A hint of fennel...

    Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

    1 review

    Chock-full of vegetables and beans, this hearty soup is sure to satisfy your hungry bunch on a winter night. Writes...

    Southwestern Bean Soup

    5 reviews

    When a friend needs a night off from cooking, I throw together this one-pot meal. I deliver it with tortilla...

    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

    Beans and Barley Chili

    Most folks have heard of barley soup, but this barley chili takes them by surprise. My variation features a delectable...

    Homemade Vegetarian Chili

    “I downsized the yield but not the flavor of my favorite vegetarian chili,” says Susan Wright, Yarmouth, Maine. Use leftovers...

    Potato Kale Sausage Soup

    11 reviews

    When autumn falls upon Fountain Valley, California, Susan Pursell simmers up this comforting soup. The hearty sausage slices, white kidney...

    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....

    Pasta and Bean Soup

    Packed with veggies and leftover ham, this recipe really dresses up canned soup. Who would believe that such a hearty...

    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,...

    Three-Bean Chili

    You won't miss meat in this tasty bean chili.

    Barley Bean Chili

    1 review

    Most folks have heard of barley soup, but this barley chili takes them by surprise. My variation features a delectable...

    Colorful Minestrone

    Butternut squash, a leek and fresh kale make my minestrone different from most others. Not only do ingredients like this...

    Autumn Chili

    A touch of baking cocoa gives my chili a rich flavor without adding sweetness. When I was growing up in...

    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...

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    Ham and Bean Bake

    1 review

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

    Contest-Winning Three-Bean Soup

    10 reviews

    This chili-like soup is delicious and very low in fat. Salsa, cumin and chili powder gave it plenty of flavor...

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    21 reviews

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

    Pasta Bean Soup

    27 reviews

    My family loves this soup during our cold New England winters. It's very thick and hearty.—Beverly Ballaro, Lynnfield, Massachusetts

    Bean Cabbage Soup

    1 review

    I used to love my Italian grandmother's homemade minestrone. She was very particular about ingredients and where she bought them....

    Spicy Pork Chili with White Beans

    4 reviews

    This chili, loaded with white beans and cubes of pork, has plenty of bite. But if it’s not spicy enough...