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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Bonnie’s Chili

This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in no time before the slow cooker takes over the work. I can make this for people who like it hot or mild just by changing the salsa. You can make it really spicy if you add hot peppers and hot salsa. —Bonnie Altig, North Pole, Alaska

Easy Slow Cooker Chili

This hearty chili can cook for up to 10 hours on low. It's so good to come home after a...


Pepperoni Pizza Chili

We love this on a chilly day. A big bowl warms you right up, and the leftovers freeze well. I...


Mexican White Chili

White chili may be a little different from what you're used to, but it's sure to warm you up on...


Classic Chili

Mom's homemade chili recipe was the best! She knew just the right ingredients to put her 'stamp' on it. I...

Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

This colorful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavors from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicolored...


Veg Jambalaya

This flavorful vegan jambalaya uses convenient canned beans instead of meat—and never lets you leave hungry. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff,...

White Bean and Chicken Chili

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


One-Pot Chilighetti

Grab your stockpot for my meal-in-one chili and spaghetti. I’ve got a large family, and this hearty pasta takes care...


Super-Duper Chili

No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what...


Chicken & Bean Chili

Chili Time is any time you want to make a hungry crowd happy. This creamy chili is a must at...

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Healthy Turkey Chili

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


White Bean Turkey Chili

Looking for a hearty but healthy chili for your crew? Well, look no further, Dorothy Muenzer serves this robust meal...


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...


Taco Bean Soup

This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix. You can add a can of green chiles if you like...


30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

Hearty ingredients and zesty spices will make you forget that this chunky no-meat chili is good for you. It's loaded...

Spicy Pork Chili with White Beans

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


Speedy Weeknight Chili

Super-easy and great-tasting, this chili makes a big batch of great party fare. I use my food processor to chop...


Manchester Stew

While in college, I studied abroad. At the time, I was a vegetarian and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious...