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Family picnic recipes

82 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

Chocolate chip muffins

4.588235

(17 ratings)

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

Chicken, ham & asparagus picnic pie

4

(1 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 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

4.75

(8 ratings)

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

Double cheese & spring vegetable tart

4.875

(8 ratings)

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 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Aubergine, tomato & halloumi pie

4.363635

(11 ratings)

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 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Stripy hummus salad jars

0

(0 ratings)

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

Classic meatloaf with tomato sauce

4.25

(4 ratings)

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

Griddled salad jar

4

(1 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 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Turkey & pepper pittas

5

(1 rating)

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

Pressed picnic sandwich

5

(5 ratings)

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

Scotch egg pie

4.714285

(7 ratings)

This spin on the picnic classic adapts a pork pie recipe and transforms it into a homely bake in crisp pastry
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Lemon sponge cake

4.125

(8 ratings)

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 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Smoky Spanish tomato & garlic dip

5

(2 ratings)

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
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & chorizo or prosciutto skewers

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy brochettes two ways with manchego and chorizo or prosciutto, mozzarella and basil - ideal for a picnic. For young kids, simply slide them off the stick
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Super-salad wraps

4.714285

(7 ratings)

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

Tropical rocky road

5

(2 ratings)

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

Chicken & pistachio salad

5

(2 ratings)

Toss chicken breast, boiled eggs, Little Gem, sundried tomatoes and toasted nuts in a zesty dressing for a quick salad that's rich in calcium, folate and iron...
  • 17 mins
  • Easy

Mix & match seafood tacos

3

(1 rating)

Enjoy these mix-and-match seafood tacos – one made with salmon and avocado, the other piled high with prawns and a chilli dressing. They're perfect party food...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Mini pizza quiches

4.8

(10 ratings)

Use tortilla wraps and a muffin tin to make individually portioned egg, salami and tomato bites - ideal for lunch boxes or picnics
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Storecupboard pasta salad

4.272725

(55 ratings)

This pasta salad makes a quick and healthy lunch, or is perfect prepared ahead for a picnic or lunchbox
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Pesto focaccia sandwich

5

(4 ratings)

The fillings for your sandwiches are baked into the bread here, making this an easy picnic option. To make it veggie, look for a vegetarian pesto
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Triple-layered berry cheesecake

5

(3 ratings)

Make this showstopping cheesecake for summer entertaining. Top with strawberries or a mix of fresh berries, plus a drizzle of chocolate for extra indulgence
  • 34 mins
  • Easy

Arancini balls

3.5

(4 ratings)

Adapt these arancini rice balls to your liking: add fresh herbs, sundried tomatoes or chopped ham. You can also make the balls from leftover cold risotto
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Ploughman’s pork & cheese picnic pie

5

(3 ratings)

Take all the best bits in a ploughman’s lunch and wrap it in golden pastry to make this fabulous pork & cheese picnic pie. One slice just won't be enough.....
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Halloumi & quinoa fattoush

5

(5 ratings)

With griddled halloumi, toasted pitta pieces, grains, tomatoes, dill and mint, this Middle Eastern-inspired salad makes a speedy and satisfying lunch for four
  • 17 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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