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22 Recipes For A Summer Picnic

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

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22 Recipes For A Summer Picnic

The best summer get-togethers feature good company and excellent food. If you want to find summer dinner recipes and more, consult 22 Recipes For A Summer Picnic for slow cooker meal ideas for summer.

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 summer slow cooker recipes, you can throw an entire menu together and forget about it until it's picnic time!

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

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This is one of the best barbecue ribs recipes around, making it a staple among summer picnic recipes. It is one of the more creative slow cooker pork recipes for ribs, and the tender, mouthwatering result will have your guests begging for more! Your ribs become the most tender and juicy you have ever tasted, after having them simmer in your slow cooker for many hours at a time. The barbecue flavoring also is enhanced from your ribs being saturated in the sauce for many hours and flavor bakes right in. Don't have your guests miss out on this amazing recipe!

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 Summer Side Dishes

A variety of summer 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, scalloped potatoes, 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. 

Unique Summer Dessert Recipes

With these slow cooker dessert recipes, everyone will want to skip straight to the final course! Unique summer recipes like these will be the crowning glory to your fantastic feast! We have a plethora of cakes, pies, bars, 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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