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Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts


  • Instant pot or pressure cooker


  • 2 lbs fresh green peanuts
  • 1/2 cup iodized salt
  • 10 cups water


  • Thoroughly wash and rinse any dirt and debris off of peanuts
  • Add 2 lbs of peanuts to instant pot and cover with water
  • Add salt and stir using a large wooden or slotted spoon
  • Close lid and seal properly
  • Cook on high pressure for 60 minutes
  • Allow pressure to release naturally
  • Remove lid and allow peanuts to sit in their salty water for an additional hour
  • Serve and enjoy


Please note that this recipe uses green peanuts and not dried or raw peanuts. If using raw peanuts, soak the peanuts for 30 minutes prior to cooking and increase cook time by 25-30 minutes.

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