picnic recipes

Looking for easy and refreshing picnic food ideas? Then try these delicious sandwiches, appetizers, salads, desserts, drinks and more on your next picnic! All you have to do is prepare these picnic recipes at home, then then store them in your cooler to take on the road.

Picnics are one of my favorite activities in the summer especially when I’m on vacation. I don’t like to eat lunch in the hotel because the whole point of the vacation is to be out exploring & sight seeing, not being cooped up in the hotel room, but I also don’t want to waste money eating in a restaurant so I always plan  picnics in scenic spots on vacations.

Picnics are a whole lot cheaper than eating out AND you get a beautiful view too (e.g. lakes, mountains, beach, etc.).I also like to do picnics every once in a while even when I’m not vacationing because it’s still a more affordable alternative to eating out.

Appetizer Picnic Recipes

  1. Easy Guacamole from Allrecipes
  2. 5 Minute Restaurant Salsa from The Chunky Chef
  3. BEST EVER Deviled Eggs from Mrs. Happy Homemaker
  4. Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs from Allrecipes
  5. Spinach Artichoke Dip from Food.com
  6. Caprese Bites from Delish
  7. 5 Ingredient Strawberry Salsa from Gimme Some Oven

    Side Dish Picnic Recipes

    Pasta Salads

  8. Greek Pasta Salad from Plain Chicken
  9. Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad from Spend With Pennies
  10. Tex Mex Pasta Salad from Clarks Condensed
  11. Dill Pickle Lovers Pasta Salad from Spend With Pennies
  12. 5-Ingredient Pasta Salad from Gimme Some Oven
  13. Ridiculously Amazing Asian Ramen Salad from Table for Two
  14. Antipasto Pasta Salad from Allrecipes
  15. Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad from The Novice Chef
  16. BLT Pasta Salad from Life in the Lifehouse
  17. Best Easy Italian Pasta Salad from Pinch of Yum
  18. Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad from Julia’s Album
  19. Creamy Ranch and Ham Pasta Salad from Family Fresh Meals
  20. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad from The Recipe Critic
  21. Avocado Pasta Salad from Spend With Pennies
  22. Tuna Pasta Salad with Dill & Peas from Lauren’s Latest
  23. Taco Pasta Salad from Wine & Glue
  24. BBQ Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  25. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad from I Heart Naptime
  26. Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad from Yellow Bliss Road
  27. Pizza Pasta Salad from The Girl Who Ate Everything
  28. Gluten Free Pasta Salad from Iowa Girl Eats

    Fruit Salads

  29. Strawberry Watermelon Salad from Giggles Galore
  30. Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad from Cooking Classy
  31. Berry Cantaloupe Salad from Damn Delicious
  32. 5-Ingredient Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad from Gimme Some Oven
  33. Strawberry Bacon Salad from Sallys Baking Addiction
  34. Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad from Cakescottage
  35. Watermelon-Cucumber Salad from Country Living
  36. Pineapple Cucumber Lime Salad from Mom On Timeout

    Other Salad Picnic Recipes

    Corn Salads

  37. Black Bean and Corn Salad from Food Network
  38. Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad from The Girl Who Ate Everything
  39. Spicy Mexican Street Corn Salad from I Heart Vegetables
  40. Shoepeg Corn Salad from Mostly Homemade Mom
  41. Fresh Corn and Chickpea Salad from Woman’s Day
    Cucumber Salads

  42. Corn and Cucumber Picnic Salad from Lovefoodies
  43. Creamy Cucumber Salad from Closet Cooking
  44. Cucumber Sesame Salad from Good Dinner Mom
  45. Spicy Thai Cucumber Salad from One Little Project
  46. Avocado Cucumber Salad from Smitten Kitchen
  47. German Cucumber Salad from Stumbling upon Happiness
  48. Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad from Lemon Tree Dwelling
    Bean Salads

  49. Three Bean Wild Rice Salad from Mom On Timeout
  50. 3 Bean Salad from Budget Bytes
  51. Black-Eyed Peas Salad from Food Network
  52. Loaded Veggie Salad with Chickpeas and Black Beans from Pip and Ebby
    Potato Salad

  53. Classic Potato Salad from Food.com
  54. My Favorite Southern Potato Salad from To Simply Inspire
  55. Red Potato Salad from TGIF – This Grandma is Fun
  56. Dill Pickle Potato Salad from Country Living
  57. German Potato Salad (No Mayo) from Five Heart Home
  58. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad (Only 5 Ingredients) from Cooking Classy
  59. Bacon Ranch Potato Salad from The Recipe Critic
  60. Herbed Red Potato Salad (No Mayo) from Love Real Food
  61. Dill Potato Salad from Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen
    Other Salads

  62. Broccoli Apple Salad from Cooking Classy
  63. Creamy Broccoli Salad from Natasha’s Kitchen
  64. Tortellini Olive Salad from Norine’s Nest
  65. Thai Peanut Chicken Crunch Slaw Salad from The Creative Bite
  66. Avocado Tuna Salad (No Mayo) from Natasha’s Kitchen
  67. Crunchy Pea Salad from The Girl Who Ate Everything
  68. Carrot Raisin Salad from Taste of Home
  69. Salad On A Stick from Caramel Potatoes
  70. Taco Salad in a Jar from Delish

    Coleslaw

  71. KFC Coleslaw from Gonna Want Seconds
  72. Carolina Coleslaw (No Mayo) from Epicurious
  73. Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw from Shugary Sweets
  74. Classic Memphis-Style Coleslaw from Barefoot in the Kitchen
  75. Sweet and Tangy Cole Slaw from 517 West Cooking Lane
  76. Southwest Chicken Coleslaw from Hot Eats and Cool Reads
  77. Oriental (Asian) Coleslaw from Manila Spoon
  78. Sesame-Ginger Slaw from Country Living
  79. Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw from Cooking Classy

    Baked Beans

  80. The Best Baked Beans from The Girl Who Ate Everything
  81. Southern Style Baked Beans from South Your Mouth
  82. Boston Baked Beans from Allrecipes
  83. Trisha Yearwood’s Easy Baked Beans from Food Network
  84. Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  85. Brown Sugar Baked Beans with Bacon from Chew Out Loud

    Main Dish Picnic Recipes

    Chicken

  86. Loaded Chicken Salad from The Pinning Mama
  87. Best-Ever Chicken Salad from How to Feed a Loon
  88. Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwich from Natasha’s Kitchen
  89. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps from Tastes Better from Scratch
  90. Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Roll Ups from Sugar Apron
  91. Dill Chicken Salad from Peace Love and Low Carb
  92. Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches from Lemon Tree Dwelling
  93. Chicken Bacon Avocado Sandwich from Natasha’s Kitchen
  94. Chicken Pesto Sandwich from Damn Delicious
  95. Chicken Stuffed French Bread from Life in the Lofthouse
  96. Easy Chicken Satay from ALlrecipes
  97. Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices from Yummy Addiction
  98. Chicken, Spinach and Cream Cheese Tortilla Wrap from Tried and Tasty
  99. Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches from Two Healthy Kitchens
  100. Chicken, Cranberry, Pecan Salad Wraps from Yummiest Food
  101. Mahogany Fried Chicken from Martha Stewart
  102. Chicken Avocado Roll-Ups from Delish
  103. Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad from WonkyWonderful
    Pork

  104. Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork from Betty Crocker
  105. Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels from Lemon Tree Dwelling
  106. Ham & Cheese Roll Ups from My Fussy Eater
  107. Salami Cream Cheese Sandwich from Natasha’s Kitchen
  108. Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches from Mom On Timeout
  109. Italian Sandwich Roll-Ups from Happy-Go-Lucky
  110. Loaded Caprese Picnic Loaf from Delish
  111. Grain Free Italian Sub Roll-Up from Our Paleo Life
  112. Avocado and Ham Sandwiches from Country Living
    Other Picnic Recipes

  113. Classic Egg Salad from The Gracious Wife
  114. Deluxe Egg Salad from Nums the Word
  115. CopyCat Panera Tuna Salad Sandwich from CincyShopper
  116. Spicy Tuna Wraps from Wild Selections
  117. Tuna Salad Crescents from Pillsbury
  118. Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels from Plain Chicken
  119. Turkey Ranch Club Wraps from Life In The Lofthouse
  120. Avocado Egg Salad Roll Ups (Healthy No Mayo) from OMG Chocolate Desserts
    Vegetarian

  121. Summer Veggie Sandwich from Self Proclaimed Foodie
  122. Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwich Rolls from Christina Cucina
  123. Cucumber Sandwiches with Dill Cream Cheese from Culinary Hill
  124. Lemony Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches from Chew Out Loud
  125. Ultimate Hummus and Veggie Sandwich from Bless This Mess
  126. Italian Vegetable Hoagies from Eating Well
  127. Veggie Tortilla Roll-Ups from Betty Crocker
  128. Roasted Chickpea Gyros from Live Eat Learn
  129. Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels from Dinner at the Zoo
  130. Pesto Caprese Sandwich from Olivia’s Cuisine
  131. Fruit Pinwheels from Drink Milk
  132. Summer Vegetable Tart from Delish
  133. Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich from Haps Healthy Mama

    Dessert Picnic Recipes

    Berry

  134. Strawberry Pretzel Dessert from Sugar Apron
  135. Banana Split Bites from Our Family of Seven
  136. Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs from Sugar Apron
  137. Strawberry Brownie Skewers from One Little Project
  138. Banana Split Kabobs from Lemon Tree Dwelling
  139. French Strawberry Cake from Foodtastic Mom
  140. Fresh Berry Slab Pie from Pillsbury
  141. Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies from Sugar Dish Me
  142. Mini Summer Berry Galettes from Home Cooking Memories
  143. Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints from Saving Room for Dessert
  144. Layered Strawberry Trifle from RecipeGirl
  145. Soft Blueberry Cookies from Grumpy’s Honey Bunch
  146. Strawberries and Cream Bars from Two Peas & Their Pod
  147. Blueberry Cobbler from RecipeGirl
  148. Chocolate Filled Strawberries from Lily Shop
  149. Strawberry Hand Pies from Country Living
  150. Strawberry Cookies With White Chocolate Chunks from OMG Chocolate Desserts
  151. No Bake Summer Berry Icebox Cake from Cakescottage

    Other

  152. Apple Hand Pies from Shugary Sweets
  153. Apple Turnovers from Betty Crocker
  154. Apple Slab Pie from Allrecipes
  155. Fanciful Fruit Pizza from Pillsbury
  156. White Texas Sheet Cake from Allrecipes
  157. Luscious Lemon Squares from Betty Crocker
  158. Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie from Country Living
  159. Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies from Wicked Good Kitchen
  160. The Best Banana Pudding Ever from Flavorite
  161. Peach Slab Pie from Pillsbury
  162. Fresh Peach Crisp from Meatloaf and Melodrama
  163. Cherry Pie Cookies from CincyShopper
  164. No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake in a Jar from Life Love and Sugar
  165. Chocolate-Dipped Clementines from Woman’s Day
  166. Lemon Poppyseed Cookies from Mom On Timeout
  167. Tropical Tapioca Parfaits from Woman’s Day

    Drink Picnic Recipes

    Lemonade

  168. Watermelon Lemonade from Cooking Classy
  169. Fresh Strawberry Lemonade from Spend With Pennies
  170. Raspberry Peach Lemonade from The Chunky Chef
  171. Pink Lemonade from Raining Hot Coupons
  172. Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade from Cooking Classy
  173. Cherry Lemonade from Pizzazzerie
  174. Fresh Peach Lemonade from Gather for Bread
  175. Easy Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
  176. Sparkling Cherry Limeade from Julie’s Eats & Treats
  177. Pineapple Mango Lemonade from Cooking Classy
  178. Rhubarb Lemonade from Country Living
  179. Lime Fizz from Southern Living

    Tea

  180. Easy Peach Tea from Passion for Savings
  181. Perfect Sweet Tea from No. 2 Pencil
  182. Southern Strawberry Sweet Tea from Incredible Recipes from Heaven
  183. Honey Mint Green Iced Tea from Will Cook For Smiles
  184. Mango Iced Tea from Dinner at the Zoo
  185. Southern Sweet Tea from The Country Cook
  186. Refreshing Strawberry Iced Tea from Food.com

    Water

  187. Fruit-Infused Water – 6 Ways from She Uncovered
  188. Watermelon Breeze from Flavorite
  189. Strawberry Watermelon Mint Infused Water from PositiveMed
  190. Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber and Mint Infused Water from Wholefully
  191. Copycat Sonic Ocean Water from Baking Beauty
  192. Strawberry Orange Water from Stockpiling Moms

    Punch

  193. Fizzy Pineapple Punch from The Chunky Chef
  194. Sparkling Pineapple Strawberry Punch from Maebells
  195. Strawberry Punch from Five Heart Home
  196. Sparkling Strawberry Punch from My Recipe Magic
  197. Sparkling Cranberry Pineapple Punch from Natasha’s Kitchen
  198. Sparkling Citrus Punch {Just 3 Ingredients} from The Frugal Girls
  199. Tropical Party Punch from Poofy Cheeks
  200. Cucumber Limeade Party Punch from NoBiggie
  201. Strawberry Lemonade Punch from The Frugal Girls


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