Prepare for a lazy Labor Day picnic with a basket full of easy, portable snacks. Before you lay out your blanket at the park, make Instagram-ready Macaroni Icebox Salad — 16-ounce mason jars filled with refreshing ingredients — and the four more basket-worthy recipes below!
Swap out boring ham and cheese for this creamy, crunchy sandwich: red pepper spread on fresh ciabatta with prosciutto, salami and goat cheese.
Kelsey Nixon’s jarred pies are perfect for toting to the park or giving away as party favors at your next backyard bash.
These fried chicken drumsticks prepared with buttermilk, hot sauce and flour are delicious straight out of the fryer or chilled the next day.
Taking its cue from the legendary salad created from leftovers in a late-night Hollywood kitchen, our potato-studded version is a star in its own right. Enjoy as a tangy side or mix in chicken for a hearty main.
Even More Picnic Recipes from Our Friends:
TasteBook: Zucchini Cornbread Muffins
The Fed Up Foodie: Rustic Italian Grilled Polenta & Vegetables
The Mom 100: Artichoke, Feta and Roasted Pepper Couscous Salad
A Mind “Full” Mom: Easy Slow-Cooker BBQ Drumsticks
Dishin & Dishes: The Best Baked Beans -Slow Cooker/Crockpot
Creative Culinary: Cilantro and Serrano Pepper Mexican Rice
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Salted Thyme Chocolate Chip Cookies
Swing Eats: Onigirazu: Gluten-Free Japanese Rice Sandwiches
FN Dish: Portable Labor Day Picnic Favorites (That Taste Even Better Outside)