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Instant Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts

The fastest way to make boiled peanuts is in the Instant Pot!


  • 1 1/4 lb green peanuts
  • 1/3 cup table salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Cajun seasoning or Creole seasoning Cajun will be spicier!
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Thoroughly rinse off the green peanuts with water and throw out any peanuts that are mushy. Place all ingredients in the insert of the Instant Pot. Close the lid, and set the steam release valve to sealing/sealed.
  • Cook on high pressure for 1 hour.
  • After the hour is up, let the peanuts sit in the pot as the pressure releases naturally for 25-30 minutes. Do not open the sealing valve during this time. Once the pressure indicator drops, open the lid.
  • You can eat the peanuts hot ( my preference! ) or you can chill them in the fridge and eat them cold.
  • Serve and store them in the liquid they cooked in. They will keep for up to a week in a covered container.