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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      Bloody Mary Soup with Beans

      I love a good Bloody Mary, which inspired this recipe. The soup packs a spicy punch, and it'll warm you right up on a chilly day. —Amber Massey, Argyle, Texas

      Italian Vegetable Bowl

      I love to fix this hamburger vegetable stew on chilly fall and winter days. The tasty variety of ingredients and...


      Veggie Bean Salad

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


      Baked Chili

      13 reviews

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


      Quick Chunky Chili

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

      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,...


      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,"...


      Pasta with Greens N Beans

      In East Rochester, New York, it takes Kathleen Majewski just minutes to get this fast and flavorful pasta combination on...


      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...


      Southwestern Bean Dip

      2 reviews

      Just by using different types of beans, you can make this dip as spicy as you like it. My family...


      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...


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      Ranch Stew

      4 reviews

      My husband, our five children and I have enjoyed this easy-to-make stew for years. We especially love the dumplings. Our...

      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...


      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...


      Tropical Beans

      Pineapple tidbits lend to this dish's slight sweet-and-sour flavor. I often freeze some in serving-size portions for quick lunches.—Vera Knopp,...


      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...


      Microwave Minestrone

      2 reviews

      "This hearty soup is packed with vegetables and pasta," remarks Emma Magielda of Amsterdam, New York. "By the time I...


      Beef and Bean Macaroni

      1 review

      "This hearty casserole with beans, beef and macaroni is a meal in itself," relates Sally Norcutt of Chatham, Virginia. "Since...


      Confetti Bean Soup Mix

      With its colorful variety of beans and delicious flavor, this soup is tempting. I like to give it to friends...


      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...

      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...


      Beef and Beans

      6 reviews

      This deliciously spicy steak and beans over rice will have family and friends asking for more. It's a favorite in...


      White Bean and Chicken Chili

      3 reviews

      To create this yummy white chili, I adapted three different recipes. It’s mild, so everyone can dig in. People who...


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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...


      Zippy Vegetarian Chili

      3 reviews

      Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I...


      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