Instant Pot® Salt and Vinegar Boiled Peanuts


I've made Cajun boiled peanuts many times over the years but was wanting to do something different this time. While trying to come up with something, I looked over and saw a bag of salt and vinegar potato chips and thought... why not? Making boiled peanuts in the Instant Pot® is as easy as 1-2-3. Pour them in and walk away. No more babysitting the pot of boiling water on the stove.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
10 hrs 35 mins
1 pound


  • 2 cups distilled white vinegar

  • 2 cups water

  • cup sea salt

  • 1 pound raw Virginia peanuts in shells


  1. Whisk vinegar, water, and salt in a large bowl. Add peanuts and stir to coat. Transfer mixture to a gallon-sized plastic zip-top bag and let sit for 8 hours or overnight.

  2. Pour bag of peanuts and liquid into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 120 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 20 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

Cook's Note:

Refrigerate leftovers in a covered bowl with the liquid.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
14g Fat
5g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1766mg 77%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 22mg 123%
Potassium 215mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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