Recipes with Beans & Legumes

Beans are one of the most nutritious, economical and downright tasty proteins out there. Expand your repetoire with our delicious recipes with beans, including vegetarian options.

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    Loaded Cowboy Queso

    Loaded Cowboy Queso is the ultimate football dip! This easy appetizer loaded with cheese, beer, black beans, tomatoes and sausage...


    One-Pot Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

    This curry soup might be vegan, but it's still as creamy as ever. If you prefer a meatier bowl, toss...


    Spicy Roasted Carrot Hummus

    This is a wonderful appetizer for Easter, Mother’s Day or any spring gathering. The roasted carrots give this hummus such...


    Garden Salad with Chickpeas

    Toss crisp veggies in a light vinaigrette for a chickpea salad that tastes as if it's straight from your garden....

    Air-Fryer Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas

    These air-fryer enchiladas are not only quick and easy but a perfect dinner for Taco Tuesday or any day of...


    Air-Fryer Black Bean Chimichangas

    These chimichangas get a little love from the air fryer, so they’re much healthier than their deep-fried counterparts. Black beans...

    Falafel

    Falafel is a common street food in the Middle East. This falafel recipe is gluten-free, crunchy on the outside, tender...


    Clam Stew

    Every summer my family digs clams on the shores of Block Island, Rhode Island. This dish highlights the fresh sweet...


    Southwest Vegetarian Chili

    My vegetarian daughter inspired me to develop this nutritious, meatless chili recipe. No one will miss the meat! I use...


    Zesty Citrus Snack Mix

    This snack mix combines two of my favorite snacks (pita chips and roasted garbanzo beans) with nuts, pretzels and a...

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    Best Ever Veggie Burger

    It was so hard finding a veggie burger that tasted good, didn't fall apart on the grill and was easy...


    One-Pot Enchilada Pasta

    I love this cozy enchilada pasta dish because it is ready in less than 30 minutes and is full of...


    Chili-Lime Air-Fried Chickpeas

    Looking for a lighter snack that's still a crowd-pleaser? You've found it! These air-fried chickpeas will have everyone happily munching....


    Instant Pot Black Beans

    Instant Pot black beans are the key to a lot of my family's meals, whether for a weekend breakfast or...


    Air-Fryer Loaded Pork Burritos

    Air-fryer burritos are quick and easy—the perfect dinner for the whole family. Don't be afraid to load your tortillas with...


    Jicama and Black Bean Salad

    There are so many colorful items in this black bean salad, there is no need for a garnish. The jicama...


    Instant Pot Chili con Carne

    Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...


    Bonnie’s Chili

    This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in...


    Beef Taco Chili

    This is one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was voted best chili at our county's autumn harvest festival....


    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...


    Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans

    This recipe is a hit with guests and family. It's sweet, simple and delicious, and someone always asks for the...


    Slow-Cooked Black Bean Soup

    Life can get really crazy with young children, but I never want to compromise when it comes to cooking. This...


    Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

    My hearty, delicious, nutrient-packed vegetarian dish is amazingly healthy. Everyone I've made it for has loved it—even carnivores! I always...

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    Vegetarian Buffalo Dip

    A friend made Buffalo chicken dip and that got me thinking about creating a vegetarian dip with the same flavors....


    Three-Bean Chili with Polenta Crust

    Easy to assemble, this zesty one-dish meal is ideal for a busy weeknight or to serve last-minute guests. Dial down...


    Red, White and Blue Chili

    Instead of the usual picnic fare, I surprised family and guests with this mild-flavored dish one Independence Day. They were...


    Slow-Cooked Calico Beans

    My sister-in-law gave me the recipe for these hearty beans that make an appearance at all of our family functions....


    Meaty Three-Bean Chili

    Meet the Cook: Doubling this recipe is automatic for me - just about everyone wants more than one bowl! If...


    Three-Bean Veggie Chili

    I adapted a recipe that my sister gave me to suit my family's tastes. The bulgur has a nice texture,...