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.



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


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

161.5 calories; protein 7.3g 15% DV; carbohydrates 4.6g 2% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1766mg 71% DV. Full Nutrition