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75 Scrumptious Picnic Food Ideas

75 Scrumptious Picnic Food Ideas

Did you know the word Picnic comes from 17th Century France, ‘pique-nique’? Which roughly translates to ‘potluck’.

Who doesn’t love a picnic?? Especially in the summer!

However, organising what food to bring and then packing it to travel is quite tricky.

Here’s a tip: Create a menu first! Take in consideration the occasion, the temperature as to where you are going and the travelling time. If you will be travelling over four hours (groan!!) – perhaps avoid dishes with eggs as they can spoil very quickly if not kept at a minimum temperature.

Here are some foods that can be pre-prepared, will stand up to an hour (or perhaps more) of travelling time and will still taste great at the end!

Salads:

Most salads actually travel quite well – ever the ‘wetter’ types of salad like Coleslaw.  The good thing is you can seal them in a old takeaway container or similar and they will be just fine.  Store them in an esky for the car trip – they are best served cool.

Coleslaw

gourmet | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Potato Salad

potato salad | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Nicoise Salad

bigstock French Nicoise salad with eggs 310811545 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Cous Cous

Christmas Cous Cous 4 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Hawaiian Chicken Salad

SALAD | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Layered Garden Salad

Layered Garden Salad | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Kebab Salad

Kebab Salad | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Creamy Pasta Salad

bigstock Macaroni Salad 43849063 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Deviled Eggs Salad

deviled egg salad horiz a 1200 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via simplyrecipes.com

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Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad 5 1 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via recipetineats.com

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Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad 1 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via thestayathomechef.com

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Summer Salad

prawn mango and chorizo salad 110699 1 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via taste.com.au

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Spinach and Pesto Salad

15 minute Spinach Pesto Tortellini Salad 1 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via littlespicejar.com

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Green Bean Salad

beans main | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via womensweeklyfood.com.au

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Grilled Vegetable Salad

grilled vegetable salad | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via womensweeklyfood.com.au

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Olive Salad

Olive Salad 6 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via spicysouthernkitchen.com

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Tabouli

bigstock Healthy Hearty Cobb Salad 67387777 e1477467376211 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Meats:

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken new | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Chicken Rice Paper Rolls

paper rolls | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Asian Chicken Meatballs

Asian Chicken Meatballs | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Chicken Rissoles

rissoles | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Corned Beef Fritters

Corned Beef Fritters | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Old Fashioned Pastie Slab

Pastie Slab | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Cheese and Salami Platters

Simple cheese salami platter 2 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via twosisterskitchens.com

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THIS Ham!

feat 63 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Pulled chicken

051132074 01 pulled chicken recipe main | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via finecooking.com

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Meatloaf

meatloaf | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Tuna Melts

Tuna Melt1 e1534761260340 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Bacon Bits

bowl of bacon How to Make Bacon Bits | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via goodlifeeats.com

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Hotdog sliders

F5A9534 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Bunless burgers

Bunless burger | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Greek Style Lamb Pizza

feat 43 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Pulled Roast beef

Balsamic Pulled Roast Beef | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Corn Beef

corned beef2 e1524623936478 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Breads

Ham & Veggie Muffins

Ham and Vegetable Muffins | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Easy Cheesy Muffins

cheesy | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Beer Bread

Honey Beer Bread | Stay at Home Mum

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Home Made Bread Rolls

homemade bread rolls11 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Stuffed Italian Rolls

Italian Stuffed Chicken Roll Ups 5 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via theseasonedmom.com

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Poppy Seed Bread

poppy seed bread | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via thesaltymarshmallow.com

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Lemon Shortbread

shortbread 1 1 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Banana Breadbananabread | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Rice Bread

bread ck 522308 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via myrecipes.com

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Tortillas

how to make tortillas | Stay at Home Mum

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Breakfast Muffins

Breakfast Muffins | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Curry Puffs

curry puffs recipe 521114 1 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via bestrecipes.com.au

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Ham and Cheese Bread Rolls

ham and cheese bread rolls 6 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via kawalingpinoy.com

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Pies

Bacon and Egg Pie

bacon and egg pie e1490748487773 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Impossible Pie

Impossible Pie | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Curried Tuna Slice

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Vegetarian Quiche Pie

Vegetarian Quiche | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

Vegetable Sheppards Pie1 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie | Stay at Home Mum

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Sweet Potato Pie

Southern Sweet Potato Pie | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Apple Pie

Apple Pie | Stay at Home Mum

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Creamy Banana pie

banana cream pie www.thereciperebel.com 1200 6 of 29 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via thereciperebel.com

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Chicken Pot Pie

chicken pot pie1 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Meat Pie

Meat Pie Recipe | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Rhubarb Pie

rhubarb pie | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via womensweeklyfood.com.au

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Shepherd’s Pieshepherds pie new | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Bean Pie

images 16 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via southernliving.com

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Desserts:

These travel well!

Chocolate Fudge Slice

f | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Sand Cake

feat 14 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Whole Orange Cake Muffins

feat 45 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Banana Loaf

Banana loaf new | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Mixed Berry and White Chocolate Muffins

mixed berry | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Scones with Jam and Cream

Old Fashion Scones FB | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Date Loaf

Untitled design 1 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Crepes

The Best Crepes You'll Ever Eat | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Pikelets

pikelets1 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

Apple and Cinnamon Muffins | Stay at Home Mum

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Caramel Slice

bigstock Luxury Shortbread 12614924 e1513156164632 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Strawberries dipped in chocolate

7b6a8b4e 3426 47fb 901c 796b5c794559 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au
via bettycrocker.com

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Lemon Meringue pielemon meringue pie | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Caramel Custard Tarts

tart1 | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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Lemon Bars10 Amazing Slices I'd Sell My Mother For | Stay At Home Mum

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So these are what we love bringing whenever we go on picnics with family and friends.

What are your go to recipes when having a picnic? Let us know!75 Scrumptious Picnic Food Ideas | Stay at Home Mum

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