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Summer Cooking: No-Fuss Red Beans

Summer’s the time to take it easy and simplify the dishes you’ve got on regular rotation. In that spirit, we’ve rounded up the absolute easiest (and tastiest) red bean recipes around. From Instant Pot and Slow Cooker recipes, to those made with always-on-hand pantry staples, to a stovetop version featuring our new Creole Red Bean Seasoning Mix, these favorite dishes are streamlined and foolproof. What could be more befitting of an easy summertime meal?

Pantry Red Beans & Rice

Easy Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice

This simplified recipe makes tasty red beans by relying solely on pantry staples and spices, and it comes together quickly in the Instant Pot.

Dump & Go: Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice

a plate of red beans and rice with a side of corn bread

This recipe lets your slow cooker do the work, with no hands-on attention required and no soaking. Just dump everything in, set it, and forget it.

Easy Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice

Easy Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice


Yes, you can sauté the trinity in oil first before adding the rest of the ingredients, but you can also just dump everything in and cook on high pressure.

Instant Pot New Orleans-Style Red Beans & Rice

Instant Pot New Orleans-Style Red Beans & Rice

Fast, easy, and delicious in every way — this Instant Pot recipe deserves to be made year round.

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice in a Bowl Coked in a Slow Cooker

With this versatile recipe, some steps can be made ahead or skipped altogether. It’s a great slow cooker recipe to keep in your back pocket.

Stovetop Creole Red Beans

Camellia Creole Red Bean Seasoning

Our Creole Red Bean Seasoning is a tried-and-true blend of authentic Creole spices and vegetables, and it’s a great way to quickly and easily season a pot red beans to perfection.