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Boiled peanuts served in a bowl.

Southern Boiled Peanuts (3 Different Flavors)

If you are in the mood for a delicious homemade snack, then you can't go wrong with these delicious Southern boiled peanuts. Choose from 3 different flavors.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword flavored boiled peanuts, how to make boiled peanuts, seasoned peanuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Tanya


  • 1 lb green raw peanuts
  • 4 cups water
  • Seasonings

Cajun Seasoning:

Lemon Pepper Seasoning:

  • 3 Tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp kosher salt or to taste

Salt and Vinegar Seasoning:

  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • 2.5 cups apple cider vinegar*


  • Rinse the peanuts in water. Cook by following either of the instructions/methods below:


  • Add peanuts in a large pot. Cover with water and seasonings, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow the mixture to simmer for 2-3 hours, until peanuts are softened.
  • Serve. Remove the shells before consuming.

Electric Pressure Cooker:

  • Add peanuts, water, and seasoning to the pressure cooker insert. Cover and cook on high pressure for 50 minutes, then allow it to naturally release for 10 minutes. Quick release any remaining pressure. Open and enjoy.

Slow cooker:

  • Add peanuts, water, and seasoning into slow cooker insert. Cover and allow to cook on low for 12-14 hours, or until the peanuts have softened.


  • This recipe calls for green raw peanuts, which can be found in some supermarkets and farmers' markets during the growing season. If subbing with raw peanuts, you will need to cook the peanuts for longer. Raw peanuts take about 4 hours to soften and 90 minutes in the pressure cooker.
  • For the salt and vinegar peanuts, reduce the amount of water to 1.5 cups to add to the 2.5 cups vinegar. You could also use vinegar powder instead if you don’t want your entire house smelling like vinegar.
  • Do not eat the peanut shell. Place it in your mouth, suck off the flavor, bite the shell to remove the peanut, then spit out the shell. So easy :)