Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts – ready to eat in under an hour!! We love these boiled peanuts for tailgating. SO easy to make! Season with cajun seasoning, old bay or salt. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. #instantpot #tailgating #peanuts #boiledpeanuts
Boiled peanuts are a must during football season. Chicken Legs LOVES boiled peanuts, so we make them all season long. I usually make them in the slow cooker, but I decided to give them a try in the Instant Pot. OMG! SO easy! They cook in less than an hour. Perfect for a last-minute tailgating snack.
Make sure to buy RAW peanuts. I find them at the grocery store in the produce section. Chicken Legs likes his boiled peanuts seasoned with cajun seasoning. I use my homemade cajun/creole seasoning and add extra salt. Boiled peanuts need the salt. You can also use store-bought cajun seasoning. I like Tony Chachere’s brand. I’ve also seasoned the peanuts with Old Bay some jalapenos, or a handful of salt. They are delicious!! I’ve even heard of people using smoked meat and neck bones in their boiled peanuts. Interesting!
This makes a lot of boiled peanuts. You can store any leftover boiled peanuts in the fridge. We like to reheat them in the microwave before digging in again. The leftovers will keep about 10 days.
These Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts were a huge hit at our tailgate. Here are a few more of our most popular tailgating/party food recipes from the blog:
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Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts
- 1½ pounds raw peanuts in the shell
- ⅓ cup Cajun/Creole Seasoning
- ¼ cup salt
- Place peanuts in the Instant Pot. Add cajun/creole seasoning and salt.
- Add water to cover peanuts.
- Secure lid and seal. Cook on “manual” or “high-pressure” for 45 minutes. Let pressure naturally release for 5 minutes. Quick release any remaining pressure.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.