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I love boiled peanuts but in the past they've been a bit of hassle to make. They've got to be soaked in water overnight, then you have to wait for the giant pot of water to boil, the water evaporates so you have to add more water every hour, and then every time you do that you have to wait for the water to start boiling again. I knew there had to be a way to simplify the process and the Instant Pot® is the solution. While they still take time, the method is hands-off and they are still done quicker than the 8 hours alone it takes to soak them overnight using the stovetop method.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
3 hrs 25 mins
2 hrs 25 mins
5 hrs 55 mins
1 pound


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place water, peanuts, salt, Creole seasoning, and liquid crab boil in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and stir to combine. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 180 minutes. Allow 25 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 25 minutes. Unplug the cooker but keep the lid on. Let peanuts sit for 2 hours for maximum flavor.

Cook's Note:

The peanuts are done at the 3 hour 50-minute mark but I highly recommend waiting the additional 2 hours for maximum flavor.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 7.4g; carbohydrates 4.8g; fat 14g; sodium 2411mg. Full Nutrition