Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

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Salty, delicious boiled peanuts are seriously addictive! This recipe for Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts takes a classic Southern favorite and makes it easier than ever to make using your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

Have you ever tried boiled peanuts? If you haven’t, this is your chance! This authentic Southern favorite is a popular snack for many families. With one handful you’ll be addicted to the tasty flavor! I love to keep these on hand in my purse for when I am busy running around and need a quick snack. Portable and tasty, these Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts are delicious and a much healthier option than grabbing a bag of chips!

Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts Recipe

I love that this recipe is only five steps, low in carbs, and provides protein to keep you full. The fact that it uses my instant pot is an added bonus! Any time I get to make a recipe easier and faster than ever before using the Instant Pot is a good day. Even though they are in the Instant Pot for an hour the hands-on time is so minimal you won’t believe it. To make these peanuts you only need a pound of peanuts, some salt, taco seasoning, and water. With these easy to find ingredients and your instant pot, you can get started on this delicious recipe!

Southern Boiled Peanuts In Instant Pot

To make these mouthwatering Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts, you start by putting a pound of raw peanuts in the Instant Pot. Add enough water to cover the peanuts along with your salt and taco seasoning. I know, I know… you’re thinking, taco seasoning?! Just trust me on this one. It is delicious! (Of course, you can use other spices or omit the seasoning at all if you’d like).

How to make boiled peanuts in Instant Pot

Put a trivet on top of the peanuts and a bowl or plate on top to keep the peanuts from floating up.  On the picture below, I’m using my Instant Pot Pyrex Dish as a weight on top of peanuts.

boiled peanuts tutorial

Close the lid and turn the valve to a sealed position and press the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” button. Set the time to one hour on High pressure. When your peanuts are done cooking, quick release the steam. After draining your peanuts, they are ready to serve!

Pressure Cooker Boiled Peanuts

How To Store Boiled Peanuts

You can store boiled peanuts either in the brine or drained.  They will keep in a refrigerator for up to 1 week.  You can also freeze them for up to 1 year.  If you freeze them, it makes more sense to freeze them without brine – this way you can take out as many as you need, while keeping the rest frozen.

boiled peanuts in brine

If you are looking for a delicious snack recipe that also uses your instant pot, look no further than this delicious recipe. These peanuts are easy to prepare and so yummy. You’ll love these Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts as much as I do, I am sure of it! Salty, crunchy, and easy to make, this recipe is snack time perfection!

Instapot Boiled Peanuts Recipe

If you like Instant Pot boiled peanuts, you will also love these easy recipes:

Instant Pot Baked Apples – stuffed with cinnamon and raisins, these baked apples are mouthwatering!

Instant Pot Twice Baked Potatoes – made completely in the Instant Pot, no oven needed!

Instant Pot Collard Greens – another authentic Southern favorite cooked in the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Pie – it tastes amazing and the texture is perfect!

Instant Pot Cornbread – so golden, tender and fluffy!

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Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

These Instant Pot boiled peanuts are amazing! Authentic Southern snack made easy thanks to the Instant Pot! These boiled peanuts are so addictive!
Servings: 12
Calories: 215kcal



  • Add peanuts to the Instant Pot.  Add enough water to cover the peanuts. Add salt and Taco seasoning.
  • Put a trivet on top of the peanuts and a bowl or plate on top to keep peanuts from floating up. (I used my Instant Pot Pyrex bowl as a weight.) 
  • Close the lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position.  Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 1 hour on High pressure.
  • When it's done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam.   Drain the boiled peanuts and serve.


*If not using Taco seasoning, increase the amount of salt to 1/3 cup, as Taco seasoning contains some salt.
**Boiled peanuts will keep in a refrigerator for 1 week.  You can also freeze them in a ziploc bags for up to 6 months.
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Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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  1. first, I must apologize for what may seem to be a stupid question. But what exactly are raw peanuts? Are peanuts still in their shells raw? I have a large bag of peanuts still in their shells. Could I use those? thank you

  2. Should the finished peanuts be allowed to dry? Is this necessary as it takes a very long time for them to dry. I did not know if they are supposed to remain so wet. Thanks. Judy

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