Easy Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts

I’ve got a fun snack recipe for you today, one that would be fabulous to have on hand for all those hungry holiday houseguests who will inevitably be hanging around your kitchen … boiled peanuts! This Southern roadside treasure is super easy to make at home in your slow cooker and would be a fun one to introduce to family and friends if you live anywhere other than the South. :)

Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts Recipe on 100 Days of Real Food

Easy Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts

Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts

This Southern roadside treasure is super easy to make at home in your slow cooker and would be a fun one to introduce to family and friends.
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 7 hrs
Total Time: 7 hrs 5 mins
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Servings: 7 people


  • 1 1/2 pounds peanuts raw, in-shell, not roasted!
  • water
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon Creole Seasoning (optional - basically a mix of salt, different peppers, garlic and other spices)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  • Thoroughly rinse peanuts and then place in the bottom of the slow cooker. Fill with water about three-quarters of the way to the top. The peanuts will float at this point.
  • Sprinkle the salt and other seasonings on top. Turn slow cooker to high and cook for 6 to 7 hours, stirring occasionally to mix in the floating peanuts on the top.
  • Drain and serve warm or refrigerate for up to 4 or 5 days. Great to have on hand for hungry house guests!


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Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 557 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 3016mg131%
Potassium 743mg21%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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13 thoughts on “Easy Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts”

  1. 5 stars
    This is basically how I’ve been making mine at home. I LOVE boiled peanuts, my Mother is from South Carolina, and I’m stuck in California. So these are required when I am missing these amazing snacks!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve read the comments on here regarding one of my most beloved snack foods, and truly feel that these folks that commented on the negative side are communists!! Boiled peanuts are wonderful, especially with a refreshing adult beverage. I have a pot boiling right now. I also found the slow cooker recipe, and am doing a batch in the slow cooker for the first time. Hopefully they will turn out just as good as the stovetop version. Cajun on the stove, and just salted ones in the slow cooker.

  3. Lynette W Strickland

    I agree! Please don’t rate a recipe badly because you don’t like to eat that particular food. I can’t wait to try this…LOVE boiled peanuts!

  4. What’s the trick to getting them out of the shell? I tried them in NC this summer, and every single one had to be dug out. I didn’t like the peanut getting under my fingernail.

  5. My boyfriend and I met a guy at a farmer’s market selling boiled peanuts (he’s bringing the southern snack north to MN!) several years ago and my boyfriend’s been hooked ever since! Didn’t think I could ever make them at home.

  6. I never tasted boiled peanuts until I had moved to Hawaii in the 1980’s. There, they boil them with Hawaiian salt and star anise (I believe it’s a Chinese recipe). Yes, the texture is different. But there’s something comforting about them that I can’t explain. I would expect the southern version to be similar (texture wise, anyway) and urge you to try a small batch before you make judgement.

  7. Where can I find the raw peanuts? As a Bostonian that lived a decade in the South, I came to enjoy these and would love to make them.

    1. I buy them at a farmer’s market all summer. Keep an eye on the produce section in the grocery store for “green peanuts.”

  8. I’m from south Mississippi and I happen to really like boiled peanuts. I may have to give these a try as I’ve never made my own, but have eaten plenty in my life!

  9. I have to agree with Ellen. I have tried boiled peanuts twice in my adult life and both times it took everything I had not to be rude and spit them out. It’s definitely a southern thing and needs to stay down there! LOL

    1. That’s like giving a broccoli recipe a bad rating because you don’t like broccoli. Please, people, hands off the rating system unless you actually make the recipe.

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