Afternoon Picnic Recipes: 10 Palate-Pleasing Recipes for Two


Afternoon Picnic Recipes: 10 Palate-Pleasing Recipes for Two

Getting ready to go on a delightful afternoon picnic? Don't forget to take along the main course... lunch! Once you've got your picnic basket and plaid blanket, all you need are some easy recipes for two to prepare an outdoor meal you'll never forget. These picnic foods are perfect for your everyday lunch too, so you can pack up a quick meal without all of those pesky leftovers. Make these dishes at home, wrap 'em up, and get your backyard all set for the perfect picnic. Check out even more classic picnic recipes with our collection, Perfect Picnic Menu: 53 Make Ahead Picnic Recipes. Plus, once you're done with your picnic, get dinner all set with our collection of 36 Easy Dinners for Two and our ultimate guide, Homemade Meals for Two: 70 Magnificent Recipes for Two.

Old-Fashioned Patty Meals

Take your tastebuds to the diner and cook up one of our favorite recipes for two: flavorful Old-Fashioned Patty Melts. You want comfort? These deliver 'em in no time!

PB&J Waffle Sandwiches

We're reinventing the peanut butter and jelly sandwich by switching out the usual bread slices for frozen waffles, a fun twist on regular picnic foods! One taste of this kid-pleasing peanut butter sandwich with a twist will have them begging for more.

South of the Border Steak Sandwiches

This is a South-of-the-Border version of a Philly cheese steak sandwich. That means it's got that great Mexican spiciness, perfect for one of our more flavorful picnic recipes!

BLT Wraps

These trade-proof back-to-school lunch wrap ideas offer loads of healthy options sure to earn a thumbs-up from both kids and parents alike, whether you're looking for easy lunch recipes for two or quick picnic recipes!

Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are the rage at Asian restaurants, and our recipe for easy Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps can be on your table for a fraction of the restaurant price for one of the best on-the-go picnic recipes.

Avocado Tequila Salad

Avocados add a fancy touch to mealtime without stretching our wallets too thin. Their rich, creamy flavor and versatility, combined with their healthy benefits, makes our Avocado Tequila Salad a favorite for lunch.

California Chicken Salad Wraps

Dried plums are an All-American super-fruit that grow abundantly in California and, no matter where we live, these bite-sized nuggets offer loads of healthy benefits as part of a nutritious diet, just what we need with our tasty picnic recipes.


This recipe comes courtesy of Kristl from The Budget Diet who says, "It's a breakfast, it's a dinner... it's a Wafflewich (Waffle Sandwich), and kids love 'em!" Wrap 'em up in foil and take it with you for an outdoor lunch recipe you won't want to miss.

Taco Steak Salad

Our Taco Steak Salad is a fiesta in a bowl! The contrasts of the warm steak over the crisp greens drizzled with our zesty dressing are a treat for the taste buds. This one makes for a super main dish salad.

Italian-Style Sourdough Melt

Sourdough bread adds a special artisan touch to this easy Italian Style Sourdough Melt. Inspired by a famous San Francisco sourdough bread, this sandwich is easily made at home, wrapped up, and taken on-the-go.

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