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20 Summer Picnic Recipes for Summer Picnic Menus

By: Blair Chavis, Editor,

If you're in search of summer picnic ideas, fill your picnic basket with tastefully simple copycat recipes from our collection of 20 Summer Picnic Recipes for Summer Picnic Menus. Among summer picnic recipes, the best recipes for a summer picnic come from our copycat restaurant recipes archive!

When planning your summer picnic menus, look to our diverse colleciton of summer picnic ideas. Our collection of summer picnic recipes includes everything from summer picnic salad recipes and picnic sandwich recipes, to summer picnic dessert recipes and tastefully simple copycat recipes for drinks.  If you ever wondered if it's possible to make homemade rootbeer recipes, wish you knew how to make restaurant recipes for salad dressing or want to master the Funfetti frosting homemade recipe, this collection of tastefully simple copycat recipes has them all! So, plan your summer picnic menus with the best summer picnic ideas around!

20 Summer Picnic Recipes for Summer Picnic Menus

20 Summer Picnic Recipes for Summer Picnic Menus

Table of Contents
Summer Picnic Ideas for Drinks
Summer Picnic Salad Recipes
Picnic Sandwich Recipes
Summer Picnic Dessert Recipes


Summer Picnic Ideas for Drinks

Summer picnic ideas for drinks should be refreshing and these tastefully simple copycat recipes certainly are! We've got one of the best homemade rootbeer recipes around, among other copycat recipes, including free Starbucks secret recipes, Red Lobster restaurant recipes and more.

A&W Root Beer

  1. Crisp Homemade Ginger Ale

  2. Copycat Sonic Strawberry Limeade

  3. A&W Root Beer (pictured above)

  4. Copycat Red Lobster Triple Berry Sangria

  5. Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Lemonade



If your job is to bring dessert, we have even more dessert recipes in this free and downloadable eCookbook: 9 Copycat Dessert Recipes: Easy Dessert Recipes to Make at Home.


Summer Picnic Salad Recipes

There's nothing like salad in the summer, packed with fresh fruit and vegetables. If you're looking for truly unique summer picnic salad recipes, these summer picnic salad recipes are among the best secret restaurant recipes! So, try a recipe for a homemade version of your favorite secret restaurant recipes. 


Our Version of Portillo's Chopped Salad


  1. Applebee's Knock-Off Oriental Chicken Salad

  2. Our Version of Portillo's Chopped Salad (pictured above)

  3. Copycat Cheesecake Factory Luau Salad

  4. Copycat Cheesecake Factory Santa Fe Chicken Salad

  5. Cheesecake Factory BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad 


Picnic Sandwich Recipes

Make your favorite picnic sandwich recipes, modeled after your favorite secret restaurant recipes! If you're in search of a Panera copycat recipe for your favorite sandwich, or want to make a recipe for a homemade version of your favorite Subway sandwich, we've got them both and more! Make these famous restaurant recipes and bring them on your picnic!

Copycat Subway Sandwiches


  1. Copycat Panera Bread Tex Mex Bacon, Lettuce And Tomato

  2. Chick-fil-A Copycat Chicken Sandwiches

  3. Bennigan's Baked Monte Cristo Sandwich

  4. Denny's Club Sandwich

  5. Copycat Subways Sandwiches (pictured above)


For even more potluck recipes, check out these 20 Potluck Recipes That Will Save Your Life This Summer.


Summer Picnic Dessert Recipes

When planning your summer picnic menus, don' t forget dessert! Summer picnic menus aren't complete without summer picnic dessert recipes! Try your hand at our Funfetti frosting homemade recipe and our other famous restaurant recipes below and you won't be disappointed!

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Cake


  1. Copycat Pappadeaux Seafood Restaurant's Key Lime Pie

  2. Ci Ci's Fruit Pizza

  3. Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Cake (pictured above)

  4. Copycat Funfetti Cupcakes

  5. Copycat Girl Scout Lemonades Cookies




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