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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Meaty Three-Bean Chili

Meet the Cook: Doubling this recipe is automatic for me - just about everyone wants more than one bowl! If any's left, I freeze it. It's also great the second time around.
-Sandra Miller, Lees Summit, Missouri

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...


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...


Zippy Vegetarian Chili

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


Fully Loaded Chili

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

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,...