Popular Summer Picnics Recipes

Nothing says summer like a picnic, and with our recipes you'll be eating outside in style. Including classic potato salads, creative sandwiches, and bake-and-carry casseroles, our recipes make every picnic perfect.

Strawberry Swirl Shortcakes

To make these cute shortcakes, the dough is rolled into a rectangle, sprinkled with lemon peel and sugar, rolled up, sliced, and baked. The lemony spirals are superb with fresh strawberries and cream.

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Strawberry Swirl Shortcakes

Pear Tartlets

These elegant tarts make an impressive dessert but are easy enough for a beginning baker. Thinly sliced pears are arranged on circles of pie pastry and baked.

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Pear Tartlets

Gingered Peach and Pear Crisp

You get a double dose of ginger with each bite of this luscious dessert. Grated gingerroot flavors the fruit filling, and gingersnaps, combined with rolled oats, form the crumb topping.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Gingered Peach and Pear Crisp

Asian Slaw

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Asian Slaw

Lemon Tea Cakes

Cream cheese gives these lemony cupcakes a denser texture than other cakes. Lightly glazed with a lemon icing, they make a sweet-tart addition to a picnic basket.

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Lemon Tea Cakes

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Black-eyed peas, which actually are beans, make this classic Southern salad a vegetarian main dish.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Blondies

White chocolate chips and walnuts are stirred into the batter and sprinkled on top of these butterscotch brownies.

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Blondies

Peach And Raspberry Cobbler

Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she allowed peach and raspberry seasons to coincide. These two fruits combine in so many great desserts, including this cobbler.

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Peach And Raspberry Cobbler

Chocolate-PB Squares

These creamy dessert squares are a concoction of melted peanut butter chips, sweetened condensed milk, graham cracker crumbs, and peanuts. Topped with melted chocolate chips, they taste just like a peanut butter cup.

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Chocolate-PB Squares

Strawberry Romaine Salad

This fruity salad adds strawberries to greens for a quick-and-easy side-dish recipe for picnics and potlucks.

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Strawberry Romaine Salad

SPICY CHIPOTLE BURGERS

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SPICY CHIPOTLE BURGERS

Cajun Devils

A pinch of ground red pepper and bottled barbecue sauce bestow Cajun spice on deviled eggs.

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Cajun Devils

Strawberry Jelly Roll

A lovely pink filling of cream cheese, sour cream, and strawberries make this white cake roll a springtime delight. Make it early in the day and refrigerate until serving time.

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Strawberry Jelly Roll

strawberry mousse

This frozen strawberry dessert is so refreshing on a hot summer day. Made with only egg whites, sugar, and chopped strawberries, it's virtually fat-free.

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strawberry mousse

Creamy Berry Pie

Although the melange of raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries is delightful enough to eat alone, it's even better spread over this cream cheese pie.

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Creamy Berry Pie

Greek Salad Chicken Wraps with Tsatsiki

Why serve sandwich and a salad at your next picnic when you can offer salad in your wrap sandwich?

From Parents

Greek Salad Chicken Wraps with Tsatsiki

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Lemon Diamonds

Cut these tangy lemon bars on the diagonal to update their look. Sprinkle them generously with confectioners' sugar.

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Lemon Diamonds

Lemon Drops

Sprinkle these buttery cookies with confectioners' sugar while still warm. The heat from the cookies melts the sugar just a little allowing it to better coat the cookies.

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Lemon Drops

Bacon And Cheese Deviled Eggs

Give deviled eggs a flavor boost with the addition of bacon and sharp cheddar cheese.

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Bacon And Cheese Deviled Eggs

Strawberry-Rhubarb Buckle

Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries are a time-honored dessert combination. In this home-style buckle, they meet once again in a deliciously red filling.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Buckle

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

When rhubarb first appears in your grocery store or farmer's market, snap up a bunch to make this classic sweet-tart pie.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Ginger-Strawberry Tart

Crystalized ginger and a gingersnap crust embellish fresh strawberries in this lovely dessert recipe.

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Ginger-Strawberry Tart

Strawberry-Rhubarb Streusel Pie

This easy pie recipe is great for beginning bakers. Use a refrigerated pie crust for the shell, fill it with the tasty combination of strawberry and rhubarb and top with a sweet brown sugar streusel.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Streusel Pie

Quick Salsa Fresca

Salsa is so easy to make and when it's made with vine-ripened summer tomatoes it tastes even better.

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Quick Salsa Fresca

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