Often overlooked as a boring old staple, beans (and their little cousins in the legume family, lentils) can be downright fantastic when cooked with respect and imagination

Magdalena O'Neal  – January 9, 2016 | Updated January 11, 2021

There are so many different types of legumes out there. While you might be curious to try more avant-garde varieties, you may find yourself stumped on what to do with them.

That’s why we’ve gone ahead and rounded up twenty-three of our favorite bean recipes that use all sorts of beans in tons of different ways. From a baked white bean gratin to a Chinese style green bean, you’re sure to find a use for that lone can of beans in your pantry with one of these recipes. 

Green Bean Recipes

Black Bean Recipes

Baked Bean Recipes

Pinto Bean Recipes

Beans and Rice Recipes

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