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boiled peanuts in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: snack
  • Method: instant pot
  • Cuisine: American


Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts are an easy to make Southern snack that can be made in a fraction of the time of traditional boiled peanuts.


Units Scale
  • 1 pound green peanuts (raw but not dried)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 10 cups of water


  1. Rinse peanuts in a colander under cold running water until the water runs clear.
  2. Place peanuts in Instant Pot and add salt and water. Stir to mix.
  3. Place the trivet on top of the peanuts to help keep them under the water.
  4. Put the top on the Instant Pot and turn the valve to sealing. Set the Instant Pot to manual and the timer to 75 minutes.
  5. After the time is up allow to naturally vent for at least 30 minutes. Quick release any remaining steam and drain in a colander.
  6. Shell and enjoy!


  • To prepare in a slow cooker follow the same recipe but cook in the slow cooker on high 12-14 hours or until the desired softness and saltiness is reached.
  • To prepare on the stovetop use the same recipe in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 4 hours or until the desired softness and saltiness is reached.

Keywords: istant pot boiled peanuts

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