Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts | The Best Way To Make Boiled Peanuts

A tin cup with shelled peanuts in it.

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This simple Instant Pot boiled peanuts recipe is the easiest way to make this tasty snack at home. And all you need is 3 ingredients and 50 minutes to prepare this delicious southern staple. Plus, the best part - there is no stirring required, and the Instant Pot does all the work!



Classic Peanuts:

Just over 3 ¼ Cups (500g) Dry Peanuts, with shell

A pinch of salt

4 cups water

Spicy Version:

Cajun seasoning

Crushed red pepper, and

1 tsp Liquid smoke


  1. Rinse peanuts under water to wash and pat dry.
  2. Place the shelled peanuts in the Instant Pot and cover with water.
  3. Add salt as desired (you can taste the water, it will serve as reference as to how salty they will be). If you want the spicy version, add those ingredients in now.
  4. Place the grid attachment (or anything heavy that keeps the peanuts from floating) on top.
  5. Close the lid and cook at low pressure for 50 minutes. 
  6. Release the steam. Drain the water, let them cool and enjoy!


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