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.

      Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

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


      Southern Peach Toasts

      These mini peach toasts are my creative homage to a beloved southern fresh peach cobbler. It has an upscale presentation...


      Crispy Fried Chicken

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      If you've wanted to learn how to make crispy fried chicken, this is the recipe for you. Always a picnic...


      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...

      Vanilla Cookie Trifle

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

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


      Dill Pickle Dip

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


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      50 Easy Picnic Side Dishes to Make This Summer

      Looking for the perfect summer recipe? Here's a host of picnic side dishes that are just right for the season....


      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

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


      The Best Picnic Spot in Every State

      Bring out the picnic baskets! These 50 best picnic spots will inspire you to enjoy a nosh in nature.


      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...


      Nectarine Fruit Salad with Lime Spice Dressing

      This fruit salad with lime dressing is extra special. It's a crowd pleaser as a side dish or as a...


      Lemony Layer Bars

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

      Coleslaw Waldorf Salad

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


      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...


      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...


      Green Goddess Vegan Potato Salad

      Don't be fooled by the green color—this vegan potato salad is absolutely delicious! It's perfect for potlucks and for those...


      Saucy Tempeh Sloppy Joes

      I grew up eating sloppy joe sandwiches and can't get enough of the messy deliciousness. Even though I eat meatless...


      What Is Pimiento Cheese and Why Everyone (Not Just Southerners) Should Try It

      Are you really asking "what is pimiento cheese?" Well, take it from a Southerner on why this spread is a...


      The Best Picnic Salad in Every State

      You can share all of these state-by-state picnic salads with six or more for an easy (and refreshing) summertime lunch!


      How to Make Pasta Salad

      It's so easy to learn how to make pasta salad. All you need is your favorite pasta shape, a tasty...

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      55 Gluten-Free Picnic Food Ideas

      You'll crave a warm, sunny day after getting a glimpse of these gluten-free picnic food ideas. Fill your basket to...


      Margarita Cake

      3 reviews

      This margarita cake is perfect for a picnic on a warm day. You'll be surprised at how closely it tastes...


      50 Beach Picnic Recipes You Need This Summer

      Pack up easy-to-eat beach picnic recipes, including snacks, sandwiches and pasta salads. Everything can be made in advance, will travel...


      Banh Mi Burger

      I love burgers cooked in a cast-iron pan, and banh mi sandwiches are delicious, so why not combine the two?...


      8 Genius Tips for Bringing Food to the Beach

      Who's ready for some fun in the sun?


      Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

      I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...