Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
3 Mins
Cook Time
18 Hours
Makes 18 cups

Southern boiled peanuts are easily made in your slow cooker. They typically take all day on the stovetop, but with this recipe you can start them before bed and have them ready for tailgating the next afternoon.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 18 hours or until peanuts are soft. Drain peanuts before serving or storing. Store in zip-top plastic bags in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Step 2

Cajun Boiled Peanuts: Add 1 (3-ounce) package boil-in-bag shrimp and crab boil and 1/3 to 1/2 cup hot sauce (we tested with Frank's) to slow cooker before cooking.

Step 3

Freeze It!: Freeze these peanuts in zip-top freezer bags up to 2 months. Reheat them in the microwave before serving.

Chef's Notes

Slow-Cooker Size: 5- or 6-quart

Southern Living Slow-Cooker Cookbook

Ratings & Reviews

NicoleMo's Review

October 01, 2012

cheryannelrose's Review

August 07, 2012
i would like to know if they can be done in a pressuer cooker as well

srlwelsh's Review

July 03, 2012

janetjackson77's Review

May 24, 2012

Jamiedavis's Review

February 06, 2012
Do you have to use green peanuts or are raw ok?

steve264's Review

January 28, 2012
I love to add some crushed red pepper for some extra heat . sooo good!!

slfoodie1's Review

October 17, 2009
I have always loved boiled peanuts, and this recipe is so good and SO simple! We always make a big batch and freeze the leftovers. Adjust the salt to your preference.