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

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...


Meaty Three-Bean Chili

Meet the Cook: Doubling this recipe is automatic for me - just about everyone wants more than one bowl! If...


Taco Bean Soup

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


Fully Loaded Chili

With lean ground beef, four types of beans and lots of seasonings and toppings, this chili is truly "fully loaded."...

Confetti Bean Chili

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


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...