15 Great Foods for a Family Picnic

No time is better spent than on an afternoon picnic with food and family. We've got everything you need for the best picnic ever. Pack up these delicious tote-able picnic recipes and head out for a fun outdoor meal in your backyard — or set up a spread in your living room!

Sweet 'N Creamy Macaroni Salad
No picnic is complete without a nice pasta salad. Here's a twist on a classic macaroni salad that will be a hit with any large family gathering! Get recipe from Picture the Recipe.

Picnic Basket Buttermilk Fried Chicken
This easy make-ahead fried chicken recipe is perfect for picnics. Get recipe from Food Network.

Italian Picnic Loaf
A fantastic easy-to-make recipe using a ciabatta bread mix, baked then stuffed with an olive salad, salami, roasted red peppers, mozzarella and spinach. Get recipe from Olive Magazine.

Black Bean Crunch Wraps
Want a quick and easy veggie option? Check out these super simple crunch wraps with black beans. These wraps are packed with plenty of flavour. Get recipe from Olive Magazine.

Cherry Hand Pies
Hand pies compress everything you love about pie into a compact, neat package. Save the powdered sugar for just before serving and you're good to go. Get recipe from Food Network.

Mini Picnic Frittatas
These mini picnic frittatas are really quick to whip up as a last minute picnic treat. Get recipe from Olive Magazine.

Grilled Picnic Taco Nachos
Keep the heat outside with munchy nachos. A foil pan takes them from grill to picnic table in just minutes. Get recipe from Betty Crocker.

Southwestern Ranch Pasta Salad
Whipping up a great pasta salad while the meat is grilling is easy with Suddenly Salad. Just toss in your favorite veggies, stir and voilà! Get recipe from Betty Crocker.

Best Creamy Potato Salad
Conquer your next picnic with this Creamy Potato Salad.This Creamy Potato Salad includes hard-cooked eggs, tender Yukon gold potatoes and celery. Get recipe from Kraft.

German Chocolate Picnic Cake
A crunchy oat topping complements tender pieces of chocolate cake. No frosting means it travels well. Get recipe from Betty Crocker.

S'morish: Picnic Dessert
These kebabs are amazing! Fudgy brownie cubes, soft marshmallows, strawberries and a drizzle of dark chocolate... Perfect for a picnic! Get recipe from Smorish.

Apple Slab Pie
A variation on classic picnic pie, but baked in a shallow pan instead of a pie dish. The result is everything you love about pie, but in a form that's a whole lot easier to slice up and serve to a crowd. Get recipe from All Recipes.

Sandwiches on a Stick
Perfectly portable and nutritious, this fun lunch idea is customizable, so everyone can enjoy their favourite sandwich fillings. Get recipe from Food Network

Mediterranean Bean Salad
This colourful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad. I will take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease. Get recipe from All Recipes.

Grilled Picnic Chicken Recipe
This tasty chicken marinates overnight. The next day, just pop it on the grill to take to a picnic in no time. Get recipe from Taste of Home.

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