Picnic Recipes

Pack a basket with your favorite dishes for outdoor dining, like potluck salads, finger foods, grilled burgers, cold drinks and more easy picnic recipes.

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    Summer Recipes to Pack in Your Picnic Basket

    Head to the nearest park and bring your brightest blanket. These easy picnic recipes pack up perfectly and just taste better in the sunshine.


    Amish Macaroni Salad

    This Amish macaroni salad is a crowd favorite. It's supposed to be sweet, but you can lessen the sugar to...


    Patriotic Pepper Platter

    Cream cheese stuffed peppers are easy to make, easy to travel with and wonderful to eat at room temperature. This...


    Sea Salt Sticks

    1 review

    When my daughter was in school, her class had a recipe exchange party. The kids would bring something to eat...

    Spicy Roasted Carrot Hummus

    1 review

    This is a wonderful appetizer for Easter, Mother’s Day or any spring gathering. The roasted carrots give this hummus such...


    Creamy Pina Colada Pie

    This is a family favorite and super easy to make. Some like the consistency of this pina colada pie right...

    Kentucky Coleslaw

    6 reviews

    We love going to Kentucky Fried Chicken. Although we enjoy the chicken, we actually go for the coleslaw. We buy...


    Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

    These cheesecake bars have four delectable layers: a buttery crust, a creamy cheesecake filling, chocolaty morsels and a crumbly topping....


    Vegan Gluten-Free Graham Crackers

    One thing I missed the most when I had to go gluten-free was graham crackers. Not only that, but I...


    Air-Fryer Pumpkin Biscuits with Spiced Apple Butter

    1 review

    A couple of years ago, one of my friend's parents made pumpkin biscuits for Thanksgiving. I was inspired by the...

    Cafe Rio Copycat Pork Bowls

    My friends are big fans of Cafe Rio's sweet pork tacos, so I came up with this version to eat...



    Grilled Potato and Corn Salad

    1 review

    Corn salad and potato salad are two summer classics. I smashed 'em together for a crowd-pleasing side that we love...


    Strawberry-Pineapple Coleslaw

    3 reviews

    Sweet fruit, a tangy coleslaw dressing and colorful crisp cabbage make a wonderful combination to share with others. I think...


    Cuts-Like-Butter BBQ Brisket

    4 reviews

    With just a few ingredients and steps, this recipe is nearly impossible to mess up. The thin, fall-apart-tender slices are...

    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    3 reviews

    I had to figure out how to make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad at home because my husband was getting tired of...


    Southern Peach Toasts

    These bruleed peach toasts are my creative homage to the beloved southern fresh peach cobbler. It is an upscale presentation...


    Vanilla Cookie Trifle

    My husband doesn't like chocolate, so I created this dessert using vanilla pudding and cookies. It is so easy to...


    Peanut Butter and Jelly Finger Sandwiches

    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were my favorite food when I was a kid. My dad and I used to...


    25 Things That Make Outdoor Eating Even Better

    Why eat indoors when the weather is nice? Create the ultimate space for outdoor eating or pack for the ideal...


    Sweet and Savory Deviled Eggs

    2 reviews

    My Grandma Phyllis' sweet and savory deviled eggs are unrivaled by any of the ones I've tried. The sweetness of...


    Dill Pickle Dip

    4 reviews

    My love for pickles led me to create this Dill Pickle Dip. It's so easy to whip together. But be...


    You Need to Bring Southern Ham Salad to Your Next Picnic

    Ham salad is a classic Southern staple, and it's perfect for a picnic! With salty, smoky ham, celery, green onion...


    Blueberry Iced Tea

    1 review

    I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. If it’s going to take...

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    Tex-Mex Potato Salad

    I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for...


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    Lemony Layer Bars

    One of my favorite cakes is a white chocolate cake with coconut lemon filling, dark chocolate frosting and almonds. This...


    No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

    2 reviews

    These chocolate Rice Krispies treats are crowd pleasers! The secret to making them soft and chewy is bringing the sugar...


    Coleslaw Waldorf Salad

    Potlucks tend to have a lot of heavy dishes, so this bright, fresh Waldorf salad coleslaw recipe is a welcome...


    Watermelon Cupcakes

    1 review

    My granddaughter and I bake together each week. She was inspired by her mommy's flavored syrups, so we came up...