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...


    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,...

    White Bean Crostini

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


    Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

    We enjoy fajitas and tacos, but finding a good side dish to go with them wasn't easy—until this recipe came...


    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...


    Barley Bean Chili

    Most folks have heard of barley soup, but this barley chili takes them by surprise. My variation features a delectable...

    Corn Chip Chili Cheese Dip

    After trying to create a Mexican soup, I ended up with this outstanding dip. My husband and two young children...


    Pepperoni Pizza Chili

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


    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...


    Campfire Beans

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


    Hearty Chili Mac

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

    Slow Cooker Calico Beans

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


    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...


    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...


    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...


    Round Steak Chili

    The addition of round steak gives this chili recipe a nice change of pace. Everyone in my family just loves...


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    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...


    Bean & Bulgur Chili

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


    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...