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Salty, tasty, and irresistible, these Boiled Peanuts have a nice creole flavoring that makes you grab more and more. The perfect treat for any time of year.

Boiled Peanuts in large bowl with seasoning and tea in background and some peanuts being showed open.

I come from the south, and Boiled Peanuts have been part of my life for the longest time. You can find them on corners sold by local vendors, but we love making them at home.

They are a super easy recipe that calls for minimal ingredients but takes a bit of time to make, but like I always say, it is worth it in the end.

If you are having a party, it’s game day, or just because you want to have a snack around, these Boiled Peanuts are the perfect one. It’s one that we try to have on hand the majority of the time.

Minimal work is needed, the boiling really does all the work for you. That is another reason I love these, it’s not just the flavor, it is the minimal effort it takes to make. 

And when it comes to flavor and little effort, you know I’m all in! So if you are looking for that perfectly flavor-balanced snack, you have to make this Boiled Peanut Recipe.

Some of our other favorite snack recipes that we have on our site include: Cheddar Bacon Ranch Stuffed Celery Sticks, Chipotle Cheese Straws and Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Pecans.

Ladle holding up peanuts after being boiled.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • Minimal ingredients are needed.
  • This makes a nice large batch.
  • The flavor is a perfect combination that is not overpowering.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Raw peanuts in shell
Kosher salt
Creole seasoning
Garlic powder
Smoked paprika
Onion powder
Water

Ingredients needed to make Boiled Peanuts.

HOW TO MAKE BOILED PEANUTS:

  1. Place the peanuts in a large stockpot. Add water to cover the peanuts, mix the peanuts up with your hands and then drain off the water. Do this one more time, for this step we are just washing the peanuts in case there is any dirt on them.
  2. Add the salt, creole seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, and water. You may not need all the water, we are just looking to cover the peanuts with water when you press them down into the pot. At first, the peanuts will float. Mix everything up to combine.
  3. Place over high heat and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Simmer for 6-8 hours until tender or your desired texture. I like to start checking them at the 5-hour mark.
  4. Keep an eye on them and stir them up about every 30 minutes. If the water level goes down, add some more warm water.
  5. After a few hours, the peanuts will be saturated in the liquid and will settle onto the bottom of the pot.
  6. Serve immediately. These are fantastic served hot, warm, room temperature, or cold!

Step by step photos on how to make Boiled Peanuts.

WHAT ARE THE BEST PEANUTS TO USE?

We like to use raw peanuts in the shell and you can find our favorite on Amazon. But you can also use raw green peanuts, they cook faster, so if you are in a shorter timeframe they will work just as well!

HOW DO I ADD MORE OF A KICK OF FLAVOR?

If you want more of a kick, add some crushed red pepper flakes, chipotle powder, cayenne, or you can even add your favorite hot sauce right into the pot.

I’M NOT A FAN OF CREOLE SEASONING IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE I CAN USE?

Other seasonings you can use in place of the creole seasoning: blackened seasoning, cajun seasoning, old bay, lemon pepper, or just salt.

If using a seasoning that doesn’t have salt in it, add an additional 2 tablespoons of kosher salt.

Close up of Peanuts stacked in bowl with one showing the shell open.

HOW TO STORE:

Keep any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container, they will last for up to 7 days. You can store them in the cooking liquid or drained.

They can be enjoyed cold, room temperature, or warm. To heat them up you can pop them in the microwave, or if storing in the liquid, you can place them back on the stove up and bring them to a simmer.

These can also be frozen, place in a freezer container and they will keep for up to 3 months, to defrost remove them to the refrigerator overnight. Follow the reheating instructions above.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • These can be enjoyed warm or cold.
  • They can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  • Make sure that you are using a large enough pot to fit 2 pounds of peanuts.
  • If you do not like creole seasoning others can be substituted, see above on ideas.
  • Raw green peanuts can also be used.

Overhead photo of Boiled Peanuts with hand holding one with half the shell.

Love a good snack but want something absolutely different from what you usually make? You need to make these Boiled Peanuts ASAP!

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4.80 from 5 votes

Boiled Peanuts

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 5 minutes
Salty, tasty and irresistible these Boiled Peanuts have a nice creole flavoring that makes you grab more and more. The perfect treat for any time of year.
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Place the peanuts in a large stockpot. Add water to cover the peanuts, mix the peanuts up with your hands and then drain off the water. Do this one more time, for this step we are just washing the peanuts in case there is any dirt on them.
  • Add the salt, creole seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, and water. You may not need all the water, we are just looking to cover the peanuts with water when you press them down into the pot. At first, the peanuts will float. Mix everything up to combine.
  • Place over high heat and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Simmer for 6-8 hours until tender or your desired texture. I like to start checking them at the 5-hour mark.
  • Keep an eye on them and stir them up about every 30 minutes. If the water level goes down, add some more warm water.
  • After a few hours, the peanuts will be saturated in the liquid and will settle onto the bottom of the pot.
  • Serve immediately. These are fantastic served hot, warm, room temperature, or cold!

Notes

  1. These can be enjoyed warm or cold.
  2. They can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  3. Make sure that you are using a large enough pot to fit 2 pounds of peanuts.
  4. If you do not like creole seasoning others can be substituted, see above on ideas.
  5. Raw green peanuts can also be used.

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 2392mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2215IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American

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2 Comments

  1. I make these but use a crockpot.

  2. 4 stars
    I like to keep my peanuts soaking overnight in the liquid. This way the flavor really soaks in. Mahalo

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