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15 Types of Beans: 7 Bean Recipes to Try

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Jun 14, 2022 • 4 min read

When cooked, beans have a creamy texture and mild flavor that works well in everything from bean soups to casseroles to bean salad. Learn about the different types of beans, from buttery kidney-shaped Cannellini beans to East Asian adzuki beans, which have a nutty flavor.