55 Easy Picnic Food Recipes

Posted on Jun 20 2014 - 7:33pm by Susan Bewley

Has the weather been crazy where you live this year? For those of us in Kentucky, it has been a wild year. We were still having freezing temperatures in the beginning of May, making things a bit tricky for those of us who wanted to spend time outdoors and possibly plant a garden. Now that it’s warm outside and the weather is more reasonable, we have been spending more time outdoors. My big hope is that we can go to a local farm soon, pick berries, and then have a small picnic outside. Along with our dog, I bet it would be a blast! The only problem is that I don’t want to have a typical, boring picnic with peanut butter (almond butter for me) sandwiches and soda.

Now with picnic time upon us, I have been in search of amazing picnic recipes. Knowing that many of you love a good recipe as well, I thought I would share some of the super easy picnic recipes shared with me or that I found online. With these 55 delicious recipes, we can almost guarantee you will have the perfect picnic. At least food wise, we obviously can’t guarantee anything involving pet or child’s behavior, but you can at least try to have the perfect picnic this coming weekend!


Looking for some easy picnic food for your next family gathering? Check out our 55 Easy Picnic Food Round Up here!


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

18 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Shannon June 21, 2014 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    What fun recipes. Thank you for sharing these with us!

  2. melisa June 21, 2014 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    I’m looking at the Easy Pasta Salad for a get-together we have tomorrow. Actually, I’m looking at a few of these. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Terri S June 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    This is a great collection of recipes. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Mary from Mission: to Save June 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Thanks for including my Broccoli Slaw (#15). So many yummy ideas here!

  5. Edna Williams June 21, 2014 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    What an awesome collection of recipes! I’m going to be trying some of these real soon! Thanks for sharing!

  6. rochelle haynes June 23, 2014 at 10:02 am - Reply

    These are great for the summer
    i am going to try some.

  7. Joy Woodin June 23, 2014 at 10:43 am - Reply

    I love recipes and especially easy ones that can be taken on the go.

  8. lisa June 23, 2014 at 11:25 am - Reply

    I haven’t been on a picnic in years. It sounds like a relaxing, fun idea. I need to check out a few of these recipes. Please, ants on a log? for a picnic? Too funny! I’ll pass on that one!

  9. Kate F. June 26, 2014 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    The pretzel rod sparklers are so festive! I’d love to try those.

  10. lisa June 27, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    I keep seeing all kinds of pasta and potato salad recipes with ingredients that aren’t traditional. I like good old fashioned potato salad with mayo and skinless fried chicken for a picnic. I know people are trying to eat healthier now. But, for a picnic, I’ll stick with foods that I grew up eating.

  11. Michelle June 28, 2014 at 2:22 am - Reply

    I love all these tasty picnic recipes ..who doesn’t love a good picnic?

  12. RANDY FULGHAM June 28, 2014 at 10:52 am - Reply


  13. Brigid OHara Koshko June 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this post. I always find myself wondering what to make for a picnic and come up with the same old PB&J. This list is awesome and my family will be thrilled.

  14. Sue June 30, 2014 at 9:15 am - Reply

    So many great looking recipes. I am definitely adding the Ladybug Pretzels to my list of party foods for my DD. She loves ladybugs and these look cute and pretty simple to make (which is definitely necessary for me). Looking forward to trying many of these recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Peggy Greco June 30, 2014 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing these yummy recipes with us. I have always enjoyed picnic foods.

  16. Melinda Morse June 30, 2014 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    I love this. There are some great ideas here. I do a look of grilling in the summer, and there are a lot of things that would go with different meals I make

  17. lisa July 1, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Some of those are good no bake sides to take along.Especially because they don’t need to be kept cool.For me, I like to throw some hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill.Simple stuff.

  18. tanya holland July 8, 2014 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    These are some great ideas. I like the pretzel ones since my girls can help me make them.

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