Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts

Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts – a staple at gas stations and roadside stands in the South. Raw peanuts, water, and salt slow cooked overnight in the crock pot. Add seasonings to water – great with crab boil seasoning, jalapeños and cajun seasoning! The perfect snack for game day, picnics, or any time you’re craving a salty treat.

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Southern Boiled Peanuts

Let me tell you, the taste of crock pot boiled peanuts is like a salty, savory dream come true. The slow-cooking process infuses each little nut with a rich, briny flavor that’s impossible to resist. These peanuts are tender, and they practically melt in your mouth, releasing a burst of salty goodness that’s incredibly addictive. The long, leisurely simmering time in the crock pot allows all those tasty seasonings to seep into every nut, creating a salty snack that’s comfort food at its finest. So if you’ve never tried crock pot boiled peanuts, you’re in for a mouthwatering experience that’s simply out of this world!

How to Make Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts

This southern snack is effortless to make in the slow cooker with only a few simple ingredients. Rinse the peanuts and remove the dirt and debris. Place the nuts in a large crockpot. Add salt. Add enough water to cover the peanuts. The slow cooker will be very full! Cover the slow cooker and cook on HIGH heat overnight. Check the nuts periodically to see if they need more water and stir. Drain the nuts and enjoy! Don’t eat the shells!

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use raw peanuts. You can make this recipe with green peanuts.
    • Raw peanuts take longer to soften.
    • What is the difference between raw peanuts and green peanuts?
      • Raw peanuts have been air-dried to keep them fresh and ready for you anytime you want. They’re the all-season champs. Green peanuts are straight out of the ground, no drying off yet. They’ve still got all that farm-fresh moisture.
  • This is a great base recipe to get creative with spices and flavors!
    • Old Bay Seasoning
    • Ranch Seasoning
    • Cajun Seasoning
    • Taco Seasoning
    • Jalapenos
    • Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Red Pepper Flakes
    • Garlic powder
  • Don’t skimp on the seasonings and salt! You need a lot of seasoning in the liquid for the peanuts to absorb. If you can’t taste the seasoning in the water, then you won’t be able to taste it in the peanuts.
  • Can I make boiled peanuts in the pressure cooker? Yes! Here is our recipe for Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts:
  • Can I freeze boiled peanuts? Yes! Remove the peanuts from the brine and cool to room temperature. Transfer the peanuts to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up four months.
  • Store leftover peanuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • You can eat the peanuts cold, at room temperature, or warm up in the microwave.
boiled peanuts on a plate

What to Serve with Boiled Peanuts

These tender peanuts are a staple at all of our tailgates in the Fall. I always have the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch for all the big games! They go great with classic stadium fare like hot dogs and brats, loaded up with all your favorite fixings. Don’t forget to have a hearty chili on hand for chili dogs or nachos – a touchdown in the making! For a refreshing touch, a big bowl of coleslaw can help balance out the saltiness of the peanuts. And of course, you’ll need plenty of ice-cold beverages, like beer, soda, and perhaps some homemade lemonade. Keep the snacks simple and hearty, and your football tailgate will be a game day delight!

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Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts

Yield: 15 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 hours
Total Time 20 hours 5 minutes
Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts – a staple at gas stations and roadside stands in the South. Raw peanuts, water, and salt slow cooked overnight in the crock pot. Add seasonings to water – great with crab boil seasoning, jalapeños and cajun seasoning! The perfect snack for game day, picnics, or any time you're craving a salty treat.

Ingredients:

  • 2 -lbs raw peanuts in the shell
  • 15 cups warm water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions:

  • Rinse the peanuts in cold water. Discard the dirty water . Transfer the peanuts to a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 15 cups of warm water, the salt and oil. Pour over the peanuts.
  • Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on high for 20 hours.
  • If the slow cooker lid doesn’t fit tightly, check about halfway through the cooking time. You may need to add more water. Drain peanuts to serve.

Notes:

  • I use raw peanuts. You can make this recipe with green peanuts.
    • Raw peanuts take longer to soften.
    • What is the difference between raw peanuts and green peanuts?
      • Raw peanuts have been air-dried to keep them fresh and ready for you anytime you want. They’re the all-season champs. Green peanuts are straight out of the ground, no drying off yet. They’ve still got all that farm-fresh moisture.
  • This is a very basic recipe. Get creative with spices and flavors!
    • Old Bay Seasoning
    • Ranch Seasoning
    • Cajun Seasoning
    • Taco Seasoning
    • Jalapenos
    • Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Red Pepper Flakes
    • Garlic powder
  • Don’t skimp on the seasonings and salt! You need a lot of seasoning in the liquid for the peanuts to absorb. If you can’t taste the seasoning in the water, then you won’t be able to taste it in the peanuts.
  • Can I make boiled peanuts in the pressure cooker? Yes! Here is our recipe for Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts:
  • Can I freeze boiled peanuts? Yes! Remove the peanuts from the brine and cool to room temperature. Transfer the peanuts to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up four months.
  • Store leftover peanuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • You can eat the peanuts cold, at room temperature, or warm up in the microwave.

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Comments

  1. Peanuts do NOT need to be green, but they DO need to be raw. Green indicates a state the peanuts are in from the time they're picked until shortly thereafter when they start to lose their moisture. Almost all of the boiled peanuts you buy elsewhere are made with raw, dried (i.e., not green) peanuts.

  2. Just made these and they are perfect. I used 1 teaspoon of Louisiana Spice, only because I got to it before Tony's. I found that the peanuts floated to the top of crock pot so I didn't quite get all of the 15 cups of water in but added the remainder through out cooking. They are so good…. now have a lot of leftover… LOL it's just my husband and me…. anyone know how to store the remainder… (silly question)

  3. we have never done them in a crock pot always outside on the big burner with the huge pot boiling away while we worked in the yard, or just had a nice cook out. Will absolutely be trying this today as we went to the peanut festival yesterday, and got a 10lb bag of raw peanuts…..

  4. First of all….WAR EAGLE!
    Second of all….I am missing my roadside stand boiled peanuts. The best ones are in between Dothan and a little past the Florida state line. Love them. I will be trying this out to get my fix before coming home in July.

  5. I love love love love love love love boiled peanuts! They take forever and a day to cook but they're worth it.

    I like to throw a bunch of cajun seasonings in with the salt to make them spicy.

  6. Now that I've started making Boiled Peanuts in the crock pot, I will never do it differently again. Too easy!

  7. I have had roasted peanuts always. Very excited to bite these tender slow cooker boiled peanuts. This is pretty Interesting.

  8. yum! I can't wait to see how that double chocolate scoop pie turns out for you! That just sounds disgustingly right up my ally or tailgate 🙂 lol

  9. I'm so surprised you've never had them! The best I've found are at the Peach Park in Clanton. I've never made my own, but I'm definitely trying now!

  10. O, don'tchaknow, I am gonna try this.
    When I was a little girl, street vendors sold these in downtown Dallas. Even at my olden age, I can STILL remember how delicious and warm they were. Thanks for the recipe.
    xo bj

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