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50 Easy Southern Picnic Recipes

Celebrate the great outdoors with some of the best picnic food recipes.

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor,
50 Easy Southern Picnic Recipes

One of the best ways to enjoy warm summer weather is by dining outside.

We've assembled this collection of 50 Easy Southern Picnic Recipes to give you plenty ideas for the type of food that you should take on your next outdoor outing. Below you will find sandwich recipes, salad recipes, picnic recipes for dessert, snack recipes, and Southern drink recipes.

All you need to do is grab a blanket, pick a few recipes from 50 Easy Southern Picnic Recipes, and you will be all set for your best picnicking experience yet. Enjoy a gorgeous day in the sun with these easy Southern recipes.

Picnic Sandwich Recipes

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Sandwiches make for great picnic food because they can be wrapped up, stored, and transported easily. Plus, you can easily customize these sandwich recipes for every member of your picnic party. Some of the picnic recipes below are for hot sandwiches, but they can easily be enjoyed at room temperature.

Snack Recipes for a Picnic

Texas Caviar Bean Dip

Here you will find even more picnic food recipes to help make your al fresco dining experience the best that it can be. These simple recipes are the perfect addition to your picnic meal. You'll find everything from deviled egg recipes, bean dip, and much more.

Picnic Recipes for Dessert

Decadent Lemon Bars

No picnic would be complete without a portable dessert. All of the Southern desserts included below are simple to make and easy to transport. These dessert bar recipes can be prepared in advance and then wrapped up until you are ready to feast on your picnic. Whether you are craving a fruit dessert, brownies, or peanut butter bars, you will find all that and much more in our collection below.

Easy Southern Drink Recipes

Easy Southern Peach Tea Recipe

Nothing makes a picnic feel as festive as a special beverage. If you normally go for bottled water or soda during a picnic, switch up your routine with one of these Southern drink recipes. These recipes for pink lemonade, cherry limeade, and classic ice tea will cool you down on a warm summer's day. Kids and adults alike will enjoy these cool beverages.

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