17 Foolproof Picnic Recipes Perfect for a Potluck

Dreaming about the perfect potluck picnic, checked blanket and all? It's time to make your dreams a reality with our easy-to-make, easier-to-transport recipes.

Muffuletta

"I made this sandwich for a picnic when kids and grandkids were in town. We all thought the sandwiches were first-rate!"

-Donna Matthews

Raspberry & Lime Iced Tea

"I'll certainly make this often during the summer, especially when we're planning cookouts. It's an easy, great-tasting recipe."

-Cindy Lynn

Cheese Plate Kebabs

Skip the mess of slicing and dicing your cheese plate on the spot with these handy one-bite kebabs.

Deviled Eggs

"Perfect deviled eggs. This is the only recipe I use. Even my picky little boy liked them. Cannot improve on that!"

-inabsentia

BLT Pinwheels

The ultimate in sandwich finger food, this recipe is primed for the starring role at your potluck picnic.

Rosemary & Garlic White Bean Dip

"It's a winner! So easy to throw together and the taste is amazing!"

-Wish I Could Cook

Mac & Cheese Balls

"I was excited to find a baked version of fried mac and cheese. These taste great, and I'd highly recommend using Italian breadcrumbs."

-tillisauce

Watermelon Lemonade

"A wonderful drink for hot, humid weather. It was refreshing, and everyone raved about it."

-Miss Annie

Intensely Chocolatey Brownies

"I joined Food.com just to write and say how good this recipe is. The brownies are crisp on top and gooey in the center."

-TasteTest

Tortellini & Pesto Pasta Salad

"Outstanding and very versatile recipe. I like adding oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes too!"

-Chef JannaLeigh

Potato & Green Bean Salad

"We love this! I've made it three times, and yesterday I made it at noon, letting it marinate all day, giving the flavor time to infuse the beans and potatoes."

-Kat in Texas

Roasted Eggplant Spread

"Five stars all the way. Pretty to look at, easy to make and full of wonderful, roasted-veggie flavor. I served it with crackers and it was a hit."

-ratherbeswimmin'

Mini Quiche

"This recipe is excellent, easy to follow, tastes good, freezes well — what more could you ask for?"

-mummamills

Tuna, Bean & Cucumber Salad

Refreshing and easy to pack, this salad is picnic gold. Just be sure you make plenty; it'll disappear quickly.

Triple-Berry & Apple Hand Pie

Save yourself the mess of slicing and serving pie. These pre-cut, hand-held pies are perfect for picnics.

Kale Chips

"I've been making kale chips for years but never used vinegar on them. What a great addition — thanks!"

-rpgaymer

Mango Fruit Salad

"Such a nice and refreshing summer salad. I really enjoyed it, and the dressing really jazzes things up."

-Studentchef

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