A slow cooker makes boiled peanuts super easy to make!
A warm, salty, tender boiled peanut is the perfect snack for any occasion!
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
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.
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.
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, place the lid on a cook on low for 20-24 hours. This is where programmable slow cookers come in handy!
Periodically check the water level to make sure they are covered.
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.
Drain the liquid from the peanuts and discard.
Store the peanuts in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Serve and enjoy these simple yet tasty slow cooker boiled peanuts!
Other Slow Cooker Recipes
- Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken
- Slow Cooker Corned Beef
- Slow Cooker Lentil Soup Recipe
- Slow Cooker Pizza
- Slow Cooker Beef Stew
- Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
- Slow Cooker Chex Mix
Best Boiled Peanut Recipe
Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts Recipe
- 2 lbs raw green peanuts
- 1/3 cup kosher salt
- 1/4 cup Creole seasoning
- 10-12 cups water (enough to cover)
- 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.