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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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 the heat by using a Mexican blend instead of the chili seasoning.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

Campfire Beans

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


Tuscan Sausage & Bean Dip

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


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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...


Family-Favorite Baked Beans

Lea Ann Anderson
TULSA, OKLAHOMA

Here’s a quick and easy recipe familiar to most at reunions and other large...

Chili Bake

Instead of simmering on the stovetop, this chill bakes in the oven. When my family smells this baking, they run...