Long picnic pie filled with chicken, ham and asparagus

Picnic recipes

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Al fresco food and drink for sunny days, including pastry, Scotch eggs, cakes, bakes and salads.

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

Egg & cress club sandwich

5

(2 ratings)

Enjoy these toasted egg and cress club sandwiches as part of a summer family picnic. Skewer each sandwich with a sandwich pick and serve with crisps
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Caramelised onion & thyme sausage rolls

5

(2 ratings)

Take a sheet of puff pastry and stuff it with pork sausages, chutney and mustard to make these onion & thyme sausage rolls. They’re perfect picnic food...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Vegan sausage rolls

4

(8 ratings)

Pack a picnic, or deck out a buffet table with these moreish vegan sausage rolls, made with mushrooms, brown rice miso, mustard and sage
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Salmon picnic platter

3.5

(2 ratings)

A combination of cooked and smoked salmon, hot-smoked salmon, stuffed eggs and cucumber, yogurt and dill salad makes the ideal al fresco sharer for friends
  • 38 mins
  • Easy

Easy coronation chicken

4.84

(25 ratings)

Make a classic coronation chicken filling to serve with jacket potatoes or in sandwiches and salads. It's an excellent way to use up leftover chicken after a roast...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Vegetarian sausage rolls

5

(3 ratings)

Try our flavourful vegetarian sausage rolls, packed with mushrooms, chestnuts, leeks and cheese. They're perfect for a picnic or served with salad for lunch...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Coconut & pineapple cooler

5

(1 rating)

Enjoy this crowd-pleasing tropical cocktail with coconut rum, gin and pineapple juice. It will sit happily in an ice bucket for several hours, ideal for summer barbecues
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Coconut chicken noodle salads

0

(0 ratings)

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

Easy vanilla cupcakes

4

(7 ratings)

Rustle up a batch of vanilla cupcakes with pretty butter icing for a family picnic or weekend treat. Decorate them with fruit or sprinkles, if you like
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mini milkshakes

5

(2 ratings)

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

Veggie rainbow picnic pie

5

(4 ratings)

Packed with veggies, feta and egg, this vegetarian pastry is part tortilla, part pie. Bursting with summer colours, it'll provide the wow factor at any picnic...
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • 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

Stuffed rainbow baguette

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Fill a baguette with hummus, pesto and colourful veg such as beetroot, red pepper, carrot and green leaves to make this vegetarian rainbow sandwich
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tear-and-share cheese & garlic rolls

4

(4 ratings)

Enjoy this cheesy garlic tear-and-share bread at a family dinner. It's perfect for feeding a crowd at a barbecue, or as a side dish to a hearty casserole...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Yummy golden syrup flapjacks

4.529125

(206 ratings)

Bake these four-ingredient flapjacks – they're easy to make and ready in half-an-hour. Add chocolate drops, desiccated coconut or sultanas, if you like...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Smoked salmon Scotch eggs

4.8

(5 ratings)

Smoked salmon and eggs is a cracking breakfast combination – take it to the next level with these Scotch eggs, flavoured with herbs, capers, lemon and cayenne...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Homemade elderflower cordial

4.69231

(26 ratings)

Fragrant and refreshing, springtime elderflower cordial is easy to make. Mix with sparkling water to create elderflower pressé, or add to wine, prosecco or champagne to start a party in style
  • 24 hours
  • Easy

Cod & pea fritters

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Rustle up these cod and pea fritters for an easy family dish during the week. They're also great for a packed lunch – simply serve with tomatoes and rocket...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Layered rainbow salad pots

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Give kids two of their five-a-day and a dose of vitamin C with these colourful rainbow pots of tuna salad, ideal for a lunchbox, or summer picnic
  • 37 mins
  • Easy

BBQ chorizo potato salad

4.5

(2 ratings)

Spruce up homemade potato salad with chorizo in this flavour-packed side dish that's a perfect accompaniment to a summer barbecue – great for serving a crowd...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Vegetarian wraps

4.666665

(9 ratings)

Try these flavour-packed veggie wraps filled with pickled onions, roasted veg, coconut tzatziki and spicy green sauce. They will feed four people for under £10 – perfect for a hungry crowd...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tea & biscuits cheesecake bars

4

(3 ratings)

What's better than dunking biscuits into tea? These ingenious tea and biscuits cheesecake bars capture that flavour sensation perfectly...
  • 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & Marmite sausage rolls

4.90909

(11 ratings)

Love Marmite? We’re staking our bets on these being the best sausage rolls you’ve ever tasted. Cut them into mini portions as a canapé or keep them longer for a filling lunch...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Blueberry muffins

4.576925

(52 ratings)

Make these super easy blueberry muffins for a fun weekend bake. You're just a few simple steps away from bite-sized blueberry treats...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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