20 Gluten Free Bean Recipes You’ll Love

There are many benefits to incorporating beans into your diet. Beans are hearty, satisfying and naturally gluten free. They are also budget-friendly, and more importantly, they are rich in fiber and protein and a good source of essential vitamins and minerals. This makes them a nutritional powerhouse and delicious addition to any meal. 

3 types of beans on 3 wooden spoons

Bean Varieties

There are many types of beans. Here are some of the most popular ones:

Black beans: Black beans are a versatile type of bean that can be used in various dishes. They are rich in antioxidants, have a mild flavor and are often used in soups, salads, and rice dishes.

Garbanzo beans: Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, are a popular type of bean that is often used in Middle Eastern cuisine. They have a slightly nutty flavor and can be used in salads, soups, stews, and curries.

Kidney beans: Kidney beans are a type of legume that come in many colors, including white, cream, black, red, purple, spotted, and striped. They have an earthy flavor and are often used in soups, stews, and side dishes.

Lima beans: Lima beans are a type of bean that has a creamy texture. They are exceptional in salads and casseroles.

Pinto beans: Pinto beans are a type of bean popular in Mexican cuisine. They are affordable, have a mild flavor and can be used in salads, soups, chili, and tacos.

Navy beans: Navy beans are the smallest in the popular list and have a similar texture to pinto beans. They are quick to cook and have a creamy, mild flavor.

Healthiest beans

Beans vary in their nutrient content. However, darker colored beans are more nutrient-dense than lighter colored varieties.

Storing Cooked Beans

Cooked beans will keep in a closed container in the fridge for up to four days. You can also freeze cooked beans for up to three months.

There are so many delicious bean recipes to choose from it can be hard to decide which ones to make! Here are some of the most popular gluten free bean recipes that our readers love:


20 + Gluten Free Bean Recipes You’ll Love


vegan white bean soup in a mug

 Vegan White Bean Soup with Kale 

A hearty soup made with kale, white beans, leeks, potatoes, tomatoes and carrots and flavorful broth. This hearty bean soup is nutritious and satisfying.


falafel burger made with chickpeas on a lettuce leaves topped with tomato and onion

 Gluten Free Falafel Burger Recipe

Falafel burgers are an excellent option for those looking for a hearty plant-based meal. Easy recipe!


skillet skillet chicken with beans

 Santa Fe Skillet Chicken Dinner

Cheesy, rich, and packed with flavor. Chicken dinner made simply! Vibrant veggies such as bell peppers, black beans, tomatoes, and corn add various textures and make this dish super tasty!


black bean chili topped with avocado and sour cream in a bowl

Spicy Cincinnati Black Bean Chili 

 This is a hearty gluten free make-ahead chili for casual entertaining. Cincinnati chili is a unique flavour of coffee and chocolate. YUM!


moroccan chickpea rice salad in a bowl

 Moroccan Chickpea Rice Salad

Our most popular rice salad with beans is packed with exotic Moroccan flavors, and fresh herbs. An easy salad for every occasion. 


skillet burrito with beans

One-Skillet Vegetarian Burrito 

A gluten free burrito without tortilla. This Mexican dish is made with black beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, rice, cheese, and plenty of cilantro. If you like Mexican food, this is a must-try recipe!


Thai red curry with chickpeas in a bowl

Thai Red Curry With Chickpeas and Butternut Squash

A creamy curry dish with chickpeas, butternut squash, Thai spices, coconut milk, vegetable broth, fresh lime juice and plenty of cilantro. This is a comforting meal for cooler weather.


quinoa, broccoli, chickpea vegetarian salad

 Broccoli and Chickpea Quinoa Salad

A nutritious and hearty meal that is perfect for any time of day. This plant-based quinoa salad is an excellent option for those with dietary restrictions and looking for a plant-based meal.


fall warm white bean rice salad in a bowl

Roasted Pepper White Bean Rice Salad

Roasted peppers, white beans, sun-dried tomatoes, and zesty tang of fresh lime juice with refreshing aroma of cilantro elevate this easy rice salad to another level of deliciousness. 

creole black bean soup in a bowl with a spoon

 Creamy Creole Black Bean Soup

A hearty, flavorful soup that can easily replace a meal. This soup has a creamy coconut base broth packed with black beans and vegetables.


southwest chicken stuffed poblano peppers with black beans

 Southwest Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

In this bean recipe, the poblano peppers are stuffed with chicken, tomatoes, rice, black beans, corn, bell peppers, and cheese and are well seasoned with cumin, chili powder, oregano, and coriander. YUM!


vegetarian chickpea parsley soup in a bowl with lemon wedges

Immune Boosting Chickpea and Parsley Soup

A soup to help you fight off cold and flu season! The antioxidant rich chickpeas and superfood parsley will promote good health. The recipe is super easy to make!


vegan thai meatballs in a bowl with rice

 Gluten-Free Vegan Thai Meatballs

The tender meatballs are cooked in a creamy, mildly spiced red Thai sauce and are made with black beans. An easy gluten free vegan dish for an easy weeknight  meal.


santa fee chicken soup with kidney beans

Santa Fe chicken soup

A flavorful gluten free soup made with chicken, corn, black beans, bell peppers, tomatoes and green chillies. This extra creamy soup is hearty and will satisfy even big appetites. 


baja chicken kale salad with limes on the side

Baja Chicken Kale Salad With Avocado Lime Dressing

Our favorite salad with chicken and bean recipe! This is a hearty and flavourful nutrient-rich salad made with baby kale, avocado, green onions, black beans and corn. A classic combination in Baja salad.


enchilada Mexican casserole made with chicken leftovers and black beans in a baking dish

Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This simple-to-make casserole can be made with Rotisserie chicken or leftover turkey. The black beans, corn, homemade enchilada sauce, tortillas, sour cream, green onions, and spices such as chili powder, cumin, oregano, and garlic made this easy weeknight gluten free meal exceptionally good!


tortilla chili cups topped with aioli for game day

Gluten-Free Beef Chili Cups With Avocado Aioli

Crispy tortilla cups filled with a thick beefy black bean chilli and topped with delicious avocado aioli – great for game days or easy snacks.


instant pot warm white bean salad on a platter

Instant Pot Warm White Bean Salad

A warm bean salad to cozy up to during cooler weather. The tender white beans are accented with veggies and a freshly made light vinaigrette. 


pesto chickpea soup, made in an instant pot

 Instant pot Italian pesto chickpea soup

This nutritious bean soup is made from scratch using dry chickpeas (garbanzo beans), ground pork, herbs, peppers, carrots and kale, simmered in a basil pesto broth and finished with Parmesan cheese. 


cuban pork ragout with black beans made in instant pot

 Spiced Cuban Pork Ragout 

This dish is made in an instant pot with pork, bacon, black beans, tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and peppers. Cuban spices such as cumin, oregano, chili pepper, bay leaves, garlic, and onions make this rich and flavorful ragout.


2 slices of white bean bread

 Gluten-Free White Bean with Rosemary Bread

If you love hearty, rustic sandwiches, this fiber and protein rich bread is for you. The bean bread is super moist with a soft crumb and a light crust.


Using beans in gluten-free recipes is a good choice for several reasons. Beans, also known as legumes, are naturally gluten-free, making them a safe and versatile option for someone with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease.

Additionally, beans are rich in fiber, protein, and essential nutrients, contributing to a balanced and nutritious gluten-free diet. Lastly, legumes are hearty and add texture and flavor to gluten-free dishes, making the meals delicious and satisfying.