Picnic recipes

Put down a rug and enjoy the outdoors with our picnic recipes including easy-to-share salads, pies, bread and tart recipes.

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Spiced beef and chorizo empanadas

Picnic recipes

Spiced beef and chorizo empanadas

A little like a Cornish pasty, empanadas are a boldly spiced and filled South American...

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Pesto, pea and watercress tartlets

Picnic recipes

Pesto, pea and watercress tartlets

If springtime in a tart is what you’re looking for, you’ll find it in this...

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Greek cheese and veg lattice tarts

Greek cheese and veg lattice tarts

Get a taste of the Mediterranean with this easy Greek tart recipe that is packed...

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Ham hock, sausage and cider raised pie

Ham hock, sausage and cider raised pie

A combination of mushrooms, ham hock, sausages and cider make up the filling for this...

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Pork pie

Picnic recipes

Pork pie

The keys to a perfect pork pie? Top-quality filling, hot water crust pastry and a...

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Three-cheese and chive tart

Savoury tarts

Three-cheese and chive tart

That’s right! Three cheeses go into this gorgeous tart – cheddar, cheshire and red leicester...

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Squash, spinach and chickpea filo pie

Filo pastry recipes

Squash, spinach and chickpea filo pie

Donal Skehan’s fantastic vegetarian pie, made with squash, spinach and filo, would make a great...

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Sausagemeat pies with flaky pastry

Pie recipes

Sausagemeat pies with flaky pastry

Move over sausage rolls, we’re taking these sausage pies on our next picnic. Plus, Eric Lanlard...

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Chicken and smoked ham pie

Chicken pie recipes

Chicken and smoked ham pie

GBBO contestant Kate Hendry shares her childhood recipe of a chicken and ham pie that’s...

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Mini mushroom, artichoke and olive calzones

Artichoke recipes

Mini mushroom, artichoke and olive calzones

These mini mushroom, artichoke and olive calzones make a hearty vegetarian treat. Serve as lunch,...

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Cornish pasties

Cornish pasties

Bursting with beef, swede, potato and onion this classic cornish pasty recipe makes a great...

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Feta and pea rosti tortilla

Feta cheese recipes

Feta and pea rosti tortilla

This veggie feta and pea frittata is fresh and filling. It’s good cold too –...

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Classic new potato salad

Picnic recipes

Classic new potato salad

Make the most of seasonal new potatoes with this classic side dish recipe with spring...

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Asparagus, ham and chive filo tartlets

Asparagus recipes

Asparagus, ham and chive filo tartlets

Make the most of asparagus, while it’s in season, and cook this easy filo tart...

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Chargrilled asparagus with parmesan and breadcrumbs

Asparagus recipes

Chargrilled asparagus with parmesan and breadcrumbs

Serve this tender, zesty, chargrilled asparagus recipe as a side dish – alongside barbecued lamb...

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Spring herb tartlets

Spring herb tartlets

These herb tartlets are the perfect summer picnic food, packed full of flavour and made...

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Sausage rolls with a ham and Cheddar crust

Sausage rolls with a ham and Cheddar crust

This easy sausage roll recipe is a delicious party dish.

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Waldorf potato salad

Waldorf potato salad

The traditional Waldorf salad recipe is usually a mixture of apples, celery and walnuts but...

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Cheat’s chorizo and leek pasties

Cheat’s chorizo and leek pasties

Quick, easy, hassle free chorizo pasties. Perfect for lunches, picnics, or serve with a green...

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Chicken, leek and tarragon pies

Picnic recipes

Chicken, leek and tarragon pies

The filling in these individual chicken and leek pies is deliciously creamy. Make them the...

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Cheddar quiche with smoked bacon, onion and roasted red pepper

Cheddar quiche with smoked bacon, onion and roasted...

This recipe for an indulgent cheddar and bacon quiche is ideal for making ahead. Freeze...

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Bacon, cheese and tomato quiche

Picnic recipes

Bacon, cheese and tomato quiche

James Martin’s quiche recipe is made with a shortcrust pastry with bacon, tomato and cheese...

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Cappuccino cupcakes

Picnic recipes

Cappuccino cupcakes

Actress Patsy Kensit’s cappuccino cupcake recipe is the perfect excuse for a well-earned coffee break.

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Sausage and egg picnic pie

Sausage and egg picnic pie

This pie recipe is as scrumptious as pie recipes can possibly get. A fabulous centrepiece...

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