Falafel in a wrap with vegetables and hummus

Family picnic recipes

Put together a simple family feast that's portable and perfect for picnics. Spread out the blanket and get snacking on our sandwiches, salads and treats

6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Pair sweet and juicy strawberries with salty feta and crumbly puff pastry for a divine summer lunch. Serve with a rocket salad and a chilled glass of rosé

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make some moreish cheese and bacon turnovers for lunch, a picnic or buffet, and add a dollop of mustard if you like. They'll keep for up to three days

30 mins
Easy
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2 ratings 2.5 out of 5 star rating

Layer up noodles, beans, tomatoes, spinach and chicken in jars to serve at a family picnic. These mini salads come with a tasty coconut and peanut dressing

45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this simple dairy-free vegan slaw that's perfect for barbecues and summer picnics. Put it together in minutes and shake with our mustardy dressing

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make these cute mini fruit milkshakes for a family picnic. With three flavours to suit everyone, try banana, strawberry & raspberry and mango & coconut

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
19 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bake these comforting bread rolls in a muffin tin - they're filled with cheddar, bangers, spring onions and garlic butter

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Heading to the park for a picnic with the family? Kids and adults will love these mini frittatas

43 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Update a classic school-dinner recipe by using caramel sauce instead of pink custard to serve alongside chocolate squares. Kids (and big kids) will love it

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
50 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make these easy chocolate chip muffins with kids over the weekend or school holidays. They take just 15 minutes prep and are a guaranteed family favourite

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Create a showstopping picnic pie with chicken, ham, asparagus and pistachios. It takes a bit of effort, but it’s well worth it and can be made ahead

3 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
22 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make these family-friendly chicken wraps with lemon, garlic and cinnamon marinade on a barbecue if the sun is shining. Serve in flatbreads with yoghurt

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This savoury make-ahead tart has a delicious crumbly base – no one will realise it's shop-bought pastry! Fill with goat's cheese and beautiful spring veg including asparagus and fresh peas  

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
26 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Bake this veggie pie for a meat-free Monday – you can feed the family and still have leftovers for lunch the next day. Serve with a handful of salad leaves

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Colourful, tasty and packed with vitamins to boot, these layered salad jars are great to make with kids for a wholesome lunch or afternoon snack

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
12 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Make an easy meatloaf when you need to feed the family midweek. Serve slices with homemade tomato sauce and use any leftovers as sandwich filling

40 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This jar salad trend is a keeper! The dressing stays at the bottom of the container, and the leafy greens remain fresh and crisp until you're ready to serve

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Kids will love this tasty snack-supper, and we bet they'll never know it's superhealthy too

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A great recipe for kids to assemble - fully load a ciabatta loaf with favourites like prosciutto, artichokes, peppers, spinach and mozzarella

28 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try this spin on a picnic classic – a showstopping raised pie using sausagemeat and boiled eggs

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
32 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Top this citrussy sponge with lemon icing and candied peel. Greek yogurt creates a cake that's extra moist and tangy, for an irresistible teatime treat

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A Spanish tomato dip with smoky paprika and a drizzle of sherry vinegar. A great vegan addition to the picnic platter

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

25 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make an exciting vegetarian salad wrap with crunchy veg for texture and a good hit of cheddar cheese. Perfect for packing into a lunchbox

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

You can use any dried fruit, nuts or biscuits in these tasty chocolate chunks. Pineapple and mango gives them a lovely fruity twist

25 mins
Easy
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