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22 Recipes For A Summer Picnic

Try our amazing slow cooker recipes to make your picnic menu complete.

Updated December 30, 2022
22 Recipes For A Summer Picnic

The best summer get-togethers feature good company and excellent food. Whether you're looking for summer picnic recipes for two or a large group, consult 22 Recipes For A Summer Picnic for perfect slow cooker meal ideas.

Take a look at these easy summer recipes, and you will find the perfect inspiration for meal ideas for summer to suit any theme in no time! With these easy picnic food ideas, you can throw an entire menu together and forget about it until it's picnic time!

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Outdoor dining doesn't mean you have to settle for drab dishes. Whether you are hosting or attending a picnic, potluck, or cookout, these delicious and easy slow cooker recipes include quick summer recipes that are perfect for every occasion.

See the video tutorial below for how to make incredible Fried Chicken for your next picnic! 

Great Summer Appetizers

These great summer appetizer recipes are a delightful addition to any picnic or cookout menu. Finger foods and dip recipes will whet the appetite and put everyone in the mood for fun in the sun, and recipes for slow cooker make everything so easy! We have some fabulous dips for you to debut at your party, wings with a kick, and hot dog appetizers they will not be able to resist. Planning a party? You have come to the right place for ideas galore. Your guests will certainly not go hungry. 

Summer Recipes For Main Dishes

Summer potluck dishes and picnic recipes like these are staples of outdoor entertainment. Savory flavors complement popular summer main dish recipes in this collection of classic slow cooker recipes with a sunshine twist! These are the types of recipes you move toward in the summer months, which have a hint of outdoors in the them. We are also all too happy to use our barbecues this time of year. But instead of needing to fire it up, you can make some excellent bbq dishes in your slow cooker that could even taste better and more flavorful!

Easy Picnic Side Dishes

A variety of picnic side dishes will satisfy any dietary needs or picky appetites. These are great companions to summer main courses and fun summer dishes, so start up that slow cooker and get going! We offer some amazing potato salads, mac 'n cheese corn no the cob, and the all important baked beans, that we mainly see in the summer months. Who can resist all of these famed side kicks to many of our treasured favorites? We will help you fill up your menu with dishes that your guests will truly enjoy. 

Picnic Dessert Recipes

With these slow cooker dessert recipes, everyone will want to skip straight to the final course! Picnic desserts like these will be the crowning glory to your fantastic feast! We have a plethora of cakes, cookies, cobblers, and much more that incredibly you can make in your slow cooker. You can become a dessert wizard with your slow cooker in tow. Try one of these to cap off your next casual dinner. Your guests will be thrilled with the results. 

What is your favorite summer picnic recipe? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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