Easy to Make – Southern Boiled Peanuts Slow Cooker Recipe

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Growing up in middle Georgia, boiled peanuts are practically a staple of life around these parts especially during the Spring and Summer months. It is commonplace to go for a quick drive through town or drive through “the sticks” during a weekend road trip and come across a guy who has set up a boiled peanut stand along the side of the road. With his homemade sign and giant vat of peanuts he hauls on a trailer behind his pickup truck, hot boiled peanuts are most commonly served in a large Styrofoam cup to keep them nice and warm. It comes at no surprise to see the ground littered with boiled peanut shells as you attend a local little league game, walk through the flea market, or checkout a fair during festival season.

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My boys and I love hot boiled peanuts. What may surprise you is how incredibly easy they are to make at home! Making a large batch of hot boiled peanuts takes very little prep work. The hardest part is waiting for the slow cooker to cook them. This recipe is great for a crowd, party, family get together, or just an easy to grab snack.

Southern Boiled Peanuts Slow Cooker Recipe

  • 2 lbs. green peanuts
  • 1/8-1/4 cup Himalayan pink salt (depends on how salty you like your boiled peanuts)
  • water
  • 6 Qt. Slowcooker

Place peanuts into your slow cooker. Sprinkle pink salt over top. Fill the Slowcooker with water until the peanuts are covered. Put on the lid to your slowcooker and set it to cook on Low for 10 hours. After 10 hours, check your peanuts, they will be done but still have a slight bite to them. We prefer ours soft and salty so I like to cook them for an additional 10 hours, so set the slow cooker on Low for another 10 hours and wait just a little bit longer. After the second cooking round the peanuts should be done. Shell as you eat. Enjoy!

How to make Southern Boiled Peanuts

I told you this recipe was simple. Now you know how to make boiled peanuts any time. As far as the salt goes, regular table salt is what is traditionally used when making southern boiled peanuts but we prefer Himalayan pink salt for the additional health benefits that it provides. I kind of figure if we are going to be consuming quite a bit of salt with these delicious boiled peanuts, I might as well add a little bit healthy of into it.

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  1. November 2, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    Oh, wow! I didn’t know you can make this in a slow cooker! We have a CrockPot (gifted two Christmases ago) that I hardly use, but my husband loves boiled peanuts (he pretty much finishes an entire pail of it at Texas Roadhouse), so I might try this for him out one of these days! Thank you for sharing! :)

  2. June 6, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    My family and I love boiled peanuts. We use to get them often when we lived down south. I am so glad I saw this. I can’t wait to have them again!!! :)

  3. June 6, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    I have never heard of boiled peanuts in my life. I will definitely try this because my husband loves peanuts

  4. June 7, 2018 / 3:50 am

    Another use of a low cooker that I would never have normally thought about! What a cool recipe and tasty too!

  5. June 7, 2018 / 8:33 am

    Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

  6. June 7, 2018 / 11:30 am

    Oh my goodness, my husband is going to die when I show him this recipe. He is obsessed with boiled peanuts!!

  7. Daisy
    June 7, 2018 / 11:49 am

    I’ve never had these before but they look amazing!!! I grew up on the beach in California so maybe these just weren’t a thing there but I totally want to try them now!

  8. Gladys Parker
    June 7, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    I didn’t know boiled peanuts was really a food. I have heard “boiled peanuts” but thought it was a saying or something. I lived in Florida for a short time and traveled through Georgia many times but have never seen them. I’ll have to try making some for one of our family get together s.

  9. Brittany
    June 7, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    I love boiled peanuts!! I have never tried to make them though… will have to look into trying this out

  10. Meghan
    June 7, 2018 / 11:11 pm

    I grew up eating boiled peanuts! They are SUCH a treat! My mom make them the same way!

  11. Elizabeth O
    June 8, 2018 / 6:03 am

    What a great idea. I have not heard of boiled peanuts but they sound really interesting. Will have to give them a go!

  12. Kelsey
    June 8, 2018 / 6:46 am

    Definitely trying this recipe!

  13. June 8, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    I have never tried or had boiled peanuts but I and my family love peanuts for sure. I would love to give this recipe a try.

  14. Esme Sy
    June 10, 2018 / 9:29 am

    Simple but very ideal for a quick snack that will never really look odd, at least for my guests this coming weekend. I just realized that I’ve never used my new slow cooker yet, I’m happy I’m now gonna unpack it!

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