Your Perfect Picnic Menu

Picnic appetizers, sides, main dishes and drinks

Planning a picnic with the family? Here are all the fixins you need! From snacks to summer sides to main dishes to easy no-fuss desserts to refreshing drinks, these picnic-perfect recipes are everything you need for a lovely day in the sun with the ones you love.

Strawberry Caprese Salad

Strawberry Caprese Salad

“This caprese style salad with strawberries, mozzarella, basil and balsamic vinegar could quite possibly be the perfect way to enjoy fresh ripe strawberries!” - Kevin
Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs

“Avocado deviled eggs are a nice twist on the traditional recipe. If you love avocados, you'll love these deviled eggs. The yolks and avocado blend together nice and smooth. Adding a bit of lime juice is the perfect zing. Very versatile, these are party perfect.” - Kitchen Crew
Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges

Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges

“Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges are a favorite at dinner, snack, or appetizer. This potato recipe has smokey bacon wrapped around a potato wedge that gets crispy on the outside while remaining tender inside. Ideal for meal prep and Whole30 compliant.” - Paula
Bread and Butter Pickles

Bread and Butter Pickles

“I don't remember where this recipe came from. But this is my all-time favorite. So easy to make, So delicious. Hope you enjoy!” - Barbara
Baked Seasoned Ritz Bits

Baked Seasoned Ritz Bits

“Crunchy, salty, perfectly seasoned, Baked Seasoned Ritz Bits so quick and easy to make. it’ll become your new favorite snack!” - Paula
Grape Salad

Grape Salad

“Grape salad is one of those things that you just have to try once in your life. One taste of this concoction and believe me you will be hooked and want it all the time. This was something I wasn’t introduced to until I was an adult and it was love at first bite. To me this grape salad just tastes of summer and no summer event is complete without it, but this is more like a dessert (lol). This is the perfect side dish for those summer BBQs or pool parties.” - Debbie
Spicy Apple Baked Beans

Spicy Apple Baked Beans

“Who knew that sausage and apples in baked beans would be so good?! The spicy/sweet combination in this recipe is divine.” - Kitchen Crew
Deli-Style Pasta Salad

Deli-Style Pasta Salad

“The flavors blend wonderfully when it is chilled overnight and keeps well for several days. A great dish for picnic or pot lucks. I have friends asking for the recipe whenever I make this dish.” - Linda
Grilled Corn and Fresh Pepper Salad

Grilled Corn and Fresh Pepper Salad

“This grilled corn salad is a simple and tasty summer side dish. The tangy dressing is a nice contrast with the sweet, crisp corn. Red pepper and cilantro give the salad a fresh flavor that tastes of summer. Once the corn is grilled, this is very simple to throw together. A full-flavored side for the summer grilling season.” - Kitchen Crew
Ham & Cheese Potato Salad

Ham & Cheese Potato Salad

“Potato salad is a must on a cookout menu and we really liked this twist. The addition of peas gives the side dish a slight sweetness. Ham and cheese make this a hearty potato salad. This could be a side or even a meal.” - Kitchen Crew
Mango Black Bean Salad

Mango Black Bean Salad

“If a season had a salad in it’s honor this Mango Black Bean Salad would be the salad for the summer. This is a refreshing and fruity salad to throw together in 15 minutes or less on a hot summer day. This fresh sweet salad is perfect for your next BBQ and is great for a picnic.” - Debbie
Bacon BBQ Chicken Skewers

Bacon BBQ Chicken Skewers

“Summer long weekends are always fun and you can make them even better with these bacon bbq chicken skewers!” - Kevin
Cobb Salad Sandwich

Cobb Salad Sandwich

“So as I’m munching on my Cobb Salad one day and almost choking on it because we were in a hurry, I thought, wouldn’t this be great as a sandwich? I mean a portable Cobb Salad! Woot!” - Paula
Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders

Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders

“These delicious little delights are great for a picnic, a party, a main dish or just a snack. They are a great go-to recipe when asked to bring something to any gathering.” - Rhonda
Grilled Kielbasa Skewers

Grilled Kielbasa Skewers

“Using kielbasa makes these skewers an easy summer dinner. The sausage grills evenly with the vegetables. Italian dressing adds zesty flavor to the fresh veggies. This is an easy meal to put together and quick to grill because the sausage is already cooked.” - Kitchen Crew
Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

“Tried this last night very good! I did the tomatoes a little different - used buttermilk, egg and flour. I’m from Texas so I couldn't help myself! The mayo mix was awesome. With the leftover fried tomatoes we dip it in it! Oh my gosh it was great!” - Marla
Red, White and Blue Chicken Salad

Red, White and Blue Chicken Salad

“This chicken salad is great for lunch, dinner or a midnight snack. It's good anytime.” - Eddie
Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

“This lemonade will be extremely refreshing on a hot summer day. Strawberry and lemon are quintessential summertime flavors. Perfect for sippin' on the front porch or poolside.” - Kitchen Crew
Southern Sweet Tea

Southern Sweet Tea

“Perfect! It's not watered down nor does it have a bitter taste like some sweet tea recipes. Just good southern sweet tea. It is also splendid for making Arnold Palmer's.” - Nikki
Orange Lemonade

Orange Lemonade

“Sweet and tart, this lemonade recipe will really quench your thirst on a hot day. The blend of oranges and lemons is a delicious combination.” - Kitchen Crew
Key Lime Ricotta Cookies

Key Lime Ricotta Cookies

“If you have never had a ricotta cookie, you are missing out. They’re fluffy, cake-like and so tender - they just melt in your mouth. I thought it would be fun to incorporate the flavor of key lime into this cookie and I was right. This Key Lime Ricotta Cookie is so yummy and refreshing.” - Debbie
Peachy Keen Bars

Peachy Keen Bars

“Wow!! I just made this this weekend for family and what a delight. I made it just like the recipe said and it came out wonderful.” - Sue
Fruit Crisp

Fruit Crisp

“This is a fast and easy dessert! Everyone thinks I spent all day putting it together. Little do they know how easy it is and of course I will never tell!” - Debbie
Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies

“They are moist and delicious. I used regular sized chocolate chips as I had that on hand, and the walnuts. The batter was very sticky, so a little challenging to form the balls. Will definitely be making these for future events!” - Marcy