Beans & Legumes

One of the more widely used foods, here you'll find a world of bean and legume recipes! Add favorites like green beans, chickpeas, lentils, kidney or black beans to your soups, pasta and rice dishes, salads, or process them down for a healthy spread. Fresh, canned, or dried, you're sure to find top-notch recipes you'll be eager to prepare and share.

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15 Fava Bean Recipes You Need to Try This Spring

It’s time to get better acquainted with favas! An ancient member of the pea family, they have a nutty taste and buttery texture all their own. Click through for our favorite recipes featuring favas.

Taco Casserole

Ground beef, pinto beans, and tomatoes spiced with chili powder bubble under a crunchy, gooey topping of tortilla chips and two cheeses in this quick and easy, kid-friendly casserole.

Split Pea Soup with Ham

Rating: 3.38 stars
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You'll turn to this split pea soup with ham all winter long—especially when you need to warm up! Use leftover ham to make split pea soup prep even easier.

15-Minute Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.3 stars
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This is a fast, hearty soup for dinner; vegetarians can use vegetable broth.

Greek Layer Dip

Serve this zesty Mediterranean spin on traditional seven-layer dip with pita chips for a delightful party starter.

Cauliflower-and-Chickpea Pitas with Creamy Yogurt Sauce

Eating more plant-based meals just got easier, and even healthier. This falafel-inspired pita sandwich gets its crunch from chickpeas that are roasted, not fried. A bright, zippy lime-jalapeño yogurt sauce is drizzled on right before digging in and compliments both the crunchy chickpeas and spiced roasted cauliflower. 
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Vegetable-Bean Soup

Rating: 3.38 stars
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This time of year is filled with fancy fare, so we all need a change of pace during the week. This simple soup is tasty, and extremely gratifying.

Coconut-Curry Shrimp and Couscous

Whipping up this Thai-inspired curry is faster than waiting for takeout. The secret? Teaming quick-cooking ingredients including fresh shrimp, frozen peas, and couscous with the flavor bomb that is red curry paste.

Bean, Corn, and Tortilla Salad

Rating: 3.59 stars
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This dinner salad with warmed beans, corn, and salsa is a snap to put together.

One-Pan Cuban Chicken with Rice and Beans

Juicy roast chicken thighs are paired with our take on moros y cristianos, the Cuban version of rice and beans, in this easy dinner recipe.

Spaghetti and Eggplant "Meatballs"

Spaghetti and meatballs has multigenerational appeal, even when it goes vegetarian. A blend of eggplant and white beans provides the protein. Cheese, garlic, and oregano are the familiar-flavor agents; breadcrumbs and egg bind them together. A quick trip under the broiler browns the tops and sides, then plunk!—into the gravy they go.
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Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 3.77 stars
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This comfort-food recipe combines chicken thighs, plump dumplings, and plenty of vegetables for a meal that's warm and filling. Everything is ready in about an hour, so try them for a weekend meal.
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Customizable Vegetable Soup

Use our choose-your-own-adventure formula to make a big batch of soup starring any vegetables you please. Use vegetable broth or water to make it vegetarian, and omit the Parmesan to make it vegan. Check out our step-by-step guide.