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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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 pasta in place of the spirals. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

Zippy Vegetarian Chili

Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I...


Jumpin’ Espresso Bean Chili

I love experimenting with chili and creating different takes on the classic hearty dish. This meatless version is low in...


Taco Bean Soup

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


Three-Bean Salsa

Here’s an easy recipe for fabulous, chunky salsa. “It’s fast, fresh, low in fat and high in fiber,“ shares Regina...

Confetti Bean Chili

A medley of vegetables and beans adds color and appeal to this recipe from field editor Kathleen Drott of Pineville,...