Coconut Kidney Bean Casserole

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What Started it all:
Kidney Beans, Celery, coconut milk, oven

This comforting Coconut Kidney Bean Casserole is perfect for a cozy dinner with family or friends. The combination of kidney beans, celery, and creamy coconut milk creates a rich and satisfying dish that's both healthy and delicious. Plus, it's easy to prepare and bake in the oven, making it a great choice for any night of the week.


  • 2 cups kidney beans (cooked or canned, drained and rinsed)
  • 4 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (optional, for topping)
  • Fresh parsley (chopped, for garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until the onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped celery to the skillet and cook for another 3-4 minutes until it starts to soften.
  4. Stir in the ground cumin and smoked paprika, and cook for an additional minute until the spices are fragrant.
  5. Add the kidney beans, coconut milk, and vegetable broth to the skillet. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Allow it to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  8. If using, sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the top of the casserole.
  9. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and the casserole is bubbling.
  10. Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley.

This Coconut Kidney Bean Casserole is a heartwarming dish that's sure to please everyone at the table. The creamy coconut milk and tender kidney beans make it a satisfying meal, while the celery adds a nice crunch. Enjoy this casserole on its own or with a side of crusty bread for a complete meal. Bon appétit!

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