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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      Potato Minestrone

      9 reviews

      Let the aroma of this savory soup waft through your home while you get ready for the holidays. I only...


      Tex-Mex Chili

      20 reviews

      Need to satisfy big, hearty appetites? Look no further than this Tex-Mex recipe with beef stew meat, plenty...


      Vegetarian White Bean Soup

      7 reviews

      The home economists in our Test Kitchen simmered up this fresh-tasting meatless soup. Hearty with two kinds of beans, it...


      N’Orleans Shrimp with Beans & Rice

      Thirty minutes is all it takes to place this tasty shrimp dish on the table. It quick for weeknight meals,...


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      Cool Beans Salad

      68 reviews

      This protein-filled dish could be served as a colorful side dish or a meatless main entree. When you make it,...


      Cowboy Calico Beans

      32 reviews

      This is a tradition at the table when my girlfriends and I go up north for a girls' weekend. The...


      Lora’s Red Beans & Rice

      2 reviews

      My dear mother-in-law passed this simple recipe to me. With meats, beans and savory veggies that simmer all day, it's...


      Easy Italian Wedding Soup

      4 reviews

      "After one taste, you'll find that this soup is absolutely delicious," promises Paula Sullivan from Barker, New York. "Lean ground...

      Lora’s Pressure-Cooker Red Beans & Rice

      4 reviews

      My dear mother-in-law passed this simple recipe to me. With meats, beans and savory veggies, it's tasty, easy and economical,...


      Two-Bean Veggie Pizza

      4 reviews

      This is my much healthier version of a black bean pizza I had in Guatemala. It’s so delicious! — Laura...


      Turkey Chili

      9 reviews

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


      Tuscan Portobello Stew

      14 reviews

      Here’s a healthy one-skillet meal that’s quick and easy to prepare yet elegant enough for company. I often take this...


      Enchilada Pie

      8 reviews

      This impressive, hearty dish is perfect for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. —Jacqueline Correa, Landing, New Jersey


      Kidney Bean Tostadas

      4 reviews

      I prepare these healthful tostadas topped with beans for a meatless supper or lunch. Simmering the beans instead of frying...


      Mixed Bean Salad

      7 reviews

      Making this colorful salad a day ahead gives it time to marinate. We love its flavorful tangy-sweet dressing.


      Easy White Chicken Chili

      18 reviews

      Chili is one of our best cold-weather strategies. We use chicken and white beans for a twist on the regular...