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Instant Pot Spicy Boiled Peanuts

Instant pot spicy boiled peanuts take only 30 minutes and are packed with bold nutty flavor.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Spicy Boiled Peanuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 436kcal
Author Elizabeth Briskin


  • 1 pound raw peanuts
  • ¼ cup salt
  • tablespoons Cajun seasoning*
  • 8 cups water


  • Wash and drain the raw peanuts to remove any dirt.
  • Add the peanuts to the pressure cooking pot along with the salt, Cajun seasoning and water to cover. If you like, you can place the trivet that comes with the Instant Pot over the peanuts to make sure they stay immersed in the water.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the valve to seal. Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes, if you prefer tender and crunchy peanuts. For soft peanuts, cook for 60 minutes at high pressure. When the cook time ends, let the pressure release naturally for 30 minutes.
  • Open the lid and allow the peanuts to sit in the cooked salty water for an hour. Serve and enjoy.


*To make Cajun Seasoning, combine:  ¼ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon black pepper ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon dried thyme