Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts [Recipe + Video] (2024)

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Pressure Cooker Boiled Peanuts Southern Style make a wonderful snack. They are soft, like a bean and salty like tears of joy! Use your Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Pressure Cooker and make some today!

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Pressure Cooker Boiled Peanuts

One of the most delicious snacks you will ever taste is boiled peanuts.
Boiled peanuts may sound strange and new to some of you, but in the South, you will find boiled peanut stands on every corner.

The act of boiling peanuts in huge vats takes hours and hours. However, with my wonderful recipe method, you can enjoy hot and salty boiled peanuts in your Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Pressure Cooker in just a few hours.

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Cast of Ingredients for Pressure Cooker Boiled Peanuts

Pressure Cooker Southern Style Boiled Peanuts are incredibly easy to make and only a couple of ingredients are needed.

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Ingredients for Pressure Cooker Boiled Peanuts, Southern Style

Making Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts in an Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Pressure Cooker, takes a fraction of the time it takes to make them on the stove or in a slow cooker.

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Rinse Peanuts and Remove Debris, Dirt and Twigs

Raw peanuts are sold in bags from one pound and up. As peanuts grow under the ground, the bag will contained dirt and other debris, such as twigs.

Rinsing the raw peanuts well and removing any debris will ensure a nice and clean brine. The brine is were all the flavor lies and what will be absorb into each peanut to make them soft and creamy.

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Optional Way To Cook Peanuts Using Strainer Basket

This Stainless Steel Basket fits nicely inside all brands of electric Pressure Cookers, in case you want to boil the peaut right in the basket.

This way, you can easily lift out the basket and enjoy the peanuts.

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Dump in Rinsed Peanuts, Salt and Water

Can I Add Flavors to Pressure Cooker Boiled Peanuts?

  • Absolutely. The time to add the flavor is after adding in the salt. Sea Salt gives the nicest flavor for in boiled peanuts.
  • A nice change from plain salt is to use Applewood Smoked Sea Salt. It’s really delish, but just use a small amount as it is potent. It is wonderful on myPressure Cooker White Rice {Jasmine Basmati Calrose too!}.
  • Cajun Seasoning is fantastic addition for a Louisiana flavor.
  • Barbecue Seasoning is another flavor you will enjoy.

A super fun and delicious spin on Southern Style Boiled Peanuts is myPressure Cooker Asian Style Chinese Boiled Peanuts.

Pressure Cooker Boiled Peanutscan be made with your favorite seasonings and spices, so have fun and play around.

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Mix the Flavoring with Water

Fill the Pressure Cookerup to cover the peanuts completely. They will float.

Can You Eat Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts at Room Temperature?

Of course. They are very hot right out of the pot. You can wait until they become warm, or even room temperature.

You can even remove them from the liquid and place them in the refrigerator.

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Use a Trivet to Keep Peanuts from Floating Up

Pro Tip: A trivet helps to keep the peanuts from floating up above the water.

Can Boiled Peanuts be Reheated?

Yes, very easily. If you want to store the boiled peanuts in the refrigerator for the next day, just pot them into your Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Pressure Cooker and cover with water.

Set the cook time for 3 minutes, which is just enough time for the boiled peanuts to heat up again. If the peanuts were not soft enough for your taste, cook them for anther 10 minutes, which will further soften as you are reheating.

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Perfectly Soft and Salty Good

Pro Tip: The longer the peanuts sit in the salty water, the better. Grab a Bamboo Strainer and you are set to eat.

Watch the video below as I walk you through every step and detail of this recipe. I’ve given you a ton of information above, but sometimes a live visual of the process helps so you can follow along. I have my own cooking show on my YouTube Channel , so be sure to check it out and subscribe!

Watch my video and then scroll to the bottom for the printable recipe card.

Tips and Tricks for Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

  1. Use fresh raw peanuts. Check date on bag.
  2. Remove any debris from peanuts.
  3. Let peanuts sit in the liquid for hours before serving. The longer they sit, the better!

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Ed and I Love Boiled Peanuts

As you can see, the brine will drip from the peanuts on to your clothes. But, it’s okay, it’s fun!

Slurping the brine and the peanut out of the shell is a whole eating experience in itself and I can’t wait for you to indulge! I posted embarrassing photos of us, so I hope you will post photos of you slurping on your boiled peanuts. Don’t forget to # me @thisoldgalcooks.

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Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

A fun way to serve Pressure Cooker Boiled Peanuts to guests is to strain out the peanuts and then brown bag it for your guests. Serve in a brown paper lunch bag like you see at the roadside stands.

More Southern Recipes to Make:

  • Instant Pot Low Carb New Orleans Jambalaya
  • Pressure Cooker Southern Style Green Beans
  • Baby Back Carolina Style BBQ Pork Ribs
  • Air Fryer Southern Fried Catfish {Louisiana Cajun Style}

For an elegant (hehehe, is there such a thing) Instant Pot Boiled Peanut recipe to try is myPressure Cooker Margarita co*cktail Boiled Peanuts recipe.

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Pressure Cooker Boiled Peanuts Southern Style

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Course: Snack/Appetizer

Cuisine: American, Southern

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour hour 5 minutes minutes

2 hours hours

Total Time: 3 hours hours 10 minutes minutes

Servings: 10 servings

Calories: 259kcal

Author: Jill Selkowitz

Ingredients

Cajun Flavor

Barbecue Flavor

US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  • Rinse peanuts under cool water and remove any twigs, roots, whatever doesn't belong.

  • Add peanuts and salt to your Pressure Cooker cooking pot and cover with water. Place a plate or trivet on top to hold down the peanuts.

  • Lock on lid and close Pressure Valve.

  • Cook on High Pressure for 65 minutes.

  • When Beep sounds wait at least 30 minutes or longer and then open the pot. The longer they sit, the better. If peanuts are too hard for your liking, just add some more time.

Slow Cooker

  • Cook on HIGH for 12 hours.

Stove Top

  • In large stock pot, add peanuts, salt and water and bring to boil. Cover and set heat to low. Simmer for 3.5 hours, or until desired tenderness.

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Notes

Jumbo peanuts work best.

A trivet helps to keep the peanuts from floating up above the water.

Start with a cook time of 65 minutes. For a softer texture, just add more time and allow another full natural pressure release.

The longer the peanuts sit in the salty water, the better. Grab a Bamboo Strainer and you are set to eat.

They will last in the refrigerator for three days.

Originally published March 19, 2016. Republished with video and photos July 23, 2019.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Pressure Cooker Boiled Peanuts Southern Style

Amount Per Serving

Calories 259Calories from Fat 198

% Daily Value*

Fat 22g34%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Sodium 5681mg247%

Potassium 337mg10%

Carbohydrates 7g2%

Fiber 4g17%

Protein 12g24%

Calcium 59mg6%

Iron 1.8mg10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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