Cajun Boiled Peanuts

boiled peanuts on sack burlap

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  • Total: 8 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1073 Calories
91g Fat
39g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1073
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 91g 116%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4691mg 204%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 15g 55%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1164mg 25%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

There are two important things to consider when making boiled peanuts. First, they take a very long time to cook. After many unsuccessful times cooking on the stovetop all day and they still aren't done, you may you just give up. So, the best way to cook boiled peanuts is to use a slow cooker. Secondly, make sure to use raw peanuts as opposed to roasted ones. Raw peanuts sometimes are also called “green” peanuts because of their raw state.


  • 10 cups peanuts (raw, washed)
  • 1 tablespoon

    Cajun spice

  • 1/4 cup salt (kosher)

Steps to Make It

  1. Into a slow cooker, add raw peanuts, Cajun spice, and salt.

  2. Add enough water to cover the peanuts.

  3. Turn the slow cooker on to HIGH and cook covered until peanuts are soft about 8 to 10 hours.

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