Summertime is picnic time, so picnic recipes are always welcome! And while it might seem like there’s nothing to it, how to pack a picnic depends on a few factors. Location, how long you’re planning to stay and the occasion are all determining factors when it comes to picking your picnic menu. Sometimes a picnic is just a bag of sandwiches, but you’ll love our wide variety of sandwich recipes that will provide a little extra inspiration. When planning a real summer cookout, you might want to consider making a classic potato salad or pasta salad and other popular sides. Once the sides are decided however, you’re going to need some main dish ideas. Consider hot dogs or our delicious summer BBQ recipes to get the juices flowing. Keep it fun from beginning to end and safe, too. Refer to our food safety article for the best advice on how to pack a picnic safely.
We hope these tips on how to pack a picnic will come in handy regardless of the season you’re venturing to or planning one! Check out these and other great recipe ideas, like our diverse mix of barbecue recipes, for more inspiration.