Cajun Boiled Peanuts

boiled peanuts on sack burlap

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Yield: 10 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1036 Calories
90g Fat
30g Carbs
47g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 1036
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 90g 115%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2331mg 101%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 16g 56%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 8mg 47%
Potassium 1293mg 28%
*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 raw peanuts, in their shells, washed

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun spice

  • 1/4 cup kosher salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Put raw peanuts, Cajun spice, and salt into a slow cooker, and stir.

  3. Add enough water to cover the peanuts.

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

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