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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    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 our favorite dishes to re-create in them. This cooks up fast but tastes like it simmered all day! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Bonnie’s Chili

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


    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...


    Hearty Chili Mac

    Luckily, this recipe makes a lot, since everyone is apt to want another bowl. It freezes well and makes excellent...


    Campfire Beans

    Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas

    Spicy Two-Bean Chili

    Chili fans will get a kick out of this untraditional recipe. Tomatoes with green chiles, lime juice and kidney and...


    Quick Red Beans and Rice

    Even my kids like this hearty, stick-to-the-ribs dish. I like to add cubed leftover ham to make it a main...

    Slow-Cooked White Chili

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


    Spicy Three-Bean Chili

    “Even my meat-loving family devours this hearty meatless chili," says Melissa Mendez of Gilbert, Minnesota. "Since it's more fun to...


    White Bean Crostini

    A buttery bean puree showcasing the fresh flavors of garlic and thyme tops golden slices of French bread. The versatile...


    Quick Taco Soup

    My family—husband Dave and I and our three teenagers—enjoy this spicy, hearty soup. It's a nice change of pace from...

    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...


    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,...


    Jalapeno Bean Dip

    This is the snack my family usually requests. We especially like to make this zippy dip on camping trips because...

    Four-Bean Medley

    This side dish always gets compliments. It’s easy to make ahead and simmer in the slow cooker, so it’s super...


    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...


    Slow Cooker Calico Beans

    With so many folks moving to meatless or healthier food choices, I decided to remove the meat from the original...


    Refried Beans and Rice

    My children and grandchildren ask for this casserole all the time. I invented the recipe out of necessity one day...


    Avocado Bean Dip

    I love guacamole! But I add beans to boost the amount of fiber in this version. It has a texture...


    Four-Bean Taco Chili

    This is how you heat up the dinner table on a cold night. My zesty chili is chock-full of ground...


    Anytime Turkey Chili

    I created this dish to grab the voters’ attention at a chili contest we held in our backyard. With pumpkin,...


    White Chili with a Kick

    Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this spicy chili easy, but you could also cook your own. We like it with various...

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    Bean & Bulgur Chili

    A hot bowl of this zesty bulgur and bean chili will warm you throughout the year. The bulgur adds amazing...


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    Three-Bean Baked Beans

    I got this recipe from my aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef...


    Tuscan Sausage & Bean Dip

    This is a spinoff of a Mexican dip I had once. The original was wicked good, but since I was...


    Classic Chili

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


    Taco Joe Dip

    My daughter was the first in our family to try this recipe. She thought it was delicious so she passed...


    Garlic Bean Dip

    There isn't a bean that my family does not like. In fact, I serve one kind or another almost every...