Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts

A slow cooker makes boiled peanuts super easy to make!  A warm, salty, tender-boiled peanut is the perfect snack for any occasion! 

Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts in a red basket.

Hot boiled peanuts are a traditional southern snack. Now, they aren’t for everyone. You either like them or you don’t.

My daughter and I love boiled peanuts but my husband won’t even think about eating one. To each their own, right?

Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts - A slow cooker makes boiled peanuts super easy to make!  A warm, salty, tender boiled peanut is the perfect snack for any occasion!

Why You’ll Love This

Crock pot boiled peanuts is a hands-off easier way to make them. A warm, salty, tender boiled peanut is the perfect snack for any occasion!

Serve these spicy boiled peanuts at a party. Just turn the slow cooker to the warm setting and forget about keeping them hot!

Key Ingredients

  • Peanuts – Use raw in-the-shell peanuts. Both green and regular raw peanuts work.
  • Seasonings – Salt and creole seasoning. This is a cajun boiled peanuts recipe but if you like you can use just salt and omit the creole seasoning. I would up the salt to your taste.
Bag of raw peanuts.

Tips and Variations

  • Use a slow cooker liner for easy cleanup!
  • Use raw peanuts for this recipe. If you can only find raw dried peanuts soak them overnight in cool water before placing them in the slow cooker. Dried peanuts will take much longer to cook if not soaked first.
  • Feel free to spice the boiled peanuts any way you wish. Use Old Bay seasoning, crab boil, hot sauce, garlic, jalapenos, or red pepper flakes.
  • Be sure to check the water level from time to time.

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How to Make Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts

I feel the slow cooking method for boiled peanuts is way easier. No need for a large pot with gallons of water. No need to stand around forever waiting to bring it to a boil. And you don’t have to watch them as closely.

Raw peanuts in the crock of a slow cooker.

Rinse the peanuts in cold water, drain and place them in the crock pot.  Add the kosher salt, cajun seasoning, and water.

Stir to combine, and place the lid on a cook on low for 20-24 hours. This is where programmable slow cookers come in handy!

Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts in the crock of a slow cooker.

Periodically check the water level to make sure they are covered.

Boiled peanuts in a red basket lined with red and white checkered paper.

After 20 hours check for desired tenderness.

The cooking time might need to be extended to up to 24 hours for the peanuts to cook through.

Boiled peanuts in a red basket lined with red and white checkered paper.

Drain the liquid from the peanuts and discard.

Boiled peanuts in a red and white paper lined basket.

Serve and enjoy these simple yet tasty slow cooker boiled peanuts!

Why soak dry peanuts before cooking?

Soaking the peanuts ensures they will soften while cooking.

Do you eat boiled peanuts hot or cold?

That’s a personal preference. Typically they are served warm but they can be eaten cold too.

Storing

Store the peanuts in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. If they last that long!

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Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts in a red basket.

Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts Recipe

A slow cooker makes boiled peanuts super easy to make!  A warm, salty, tender boiled peanut is the perfect snack for any occasion!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: boiled, crock pot, peanuts, slow cooker
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 hours
Servings: 12
Calories: 431kcal
Author: Leigh Harris

Ingredients
 

  • 2 lbs raw green peanuts
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Creole seasoning
  • 10-12 cups water (enough to cover)

Instructions

  • Rinse the peanuts in cold water and place them into the crock of the slow cooker. 
  • Add the other ingredients and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 20 to 24 hours. 
  • Discard liquid and store the peanuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

Most creole seasonings have salt in them. If you use one that doesn’t, you might want to add additional salt.
You can make these spicy by adding about 1/3 cup hot sauce if desired.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 3171mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3mg

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One Comment

  1. Delicious! A blast from my southern past when we would stop at roadside stands for produce and a bag of hot boiled peanuts.5 stars

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