What to make with Kidney Beans: 19 easy recipes

Wondering what to make with kidney beans? In this collection of 19 delicious recipes, we’ll give you some new ideas and some classic dishes so that you can use up that can of beans or even use some dried beans.

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Kidney Bean Recipes

If you have a pantry full of beans, you will want to check out these kidney bean recipes!

Maybe you have a can of beans. Maybe you’re trying to use up some dried beans. They could be red kidney beans or white! There are lots of ways to use them up.

My default was always to look up chili recipes. But there is so much more you can do with these delicious red beans. Find some new soup recipes, a fun dip idea, or even add some cajun seasoning for a spicy dish!

Don’t miss these other bean collections: Black Beans or Garbanzo Beans

We searched the internet for some of the best recipes so you don’t have to.

This collection of our favorite bean dishes includes:

  • Dip
  • Side Dishes
  • Dinner Ideas

Each of these bean recipes will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How many beans you will need and whether the recipe uses canned or dried (if it matters)
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Pressure cooker, Crockpot, etc.)

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What to make with kidney beans.

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Ingredients that work well with beans:

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Red Onion
  • Tomato Paste
  • Chili Powder
  • Garam Masala
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Chicken Stock
  • Tortilla Chips

Cooking Kidney Beans

Our goal is to help people find delicious ideas for the ingredients they already have.

Each of these new recipes gives you some important information, so you can choose the best recipe for your family.

Check out the bloggers that created each dish to use their tips and see the full recipe.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc. Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items.

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