Pressure Cooker Boiled Peanuts

Make this Southern specialty at home with a pressure cooker. You must use raw or "green" peanuts with their shells for this recipe. They are available in peanut-growing regions of the southern United States or online.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 2 lbs. raw peanuts with shell
  • 3 quarts water
  • ⅓ cup salt


  • Rinse the peanuts under cold water then place in the pressure cooker. Add 3 quarts of water and salt. Lock the lid in place; bring to 10 pounds of pressure, or a medium setting, and cook for 45 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow pressure to release naturally.
  • Let the peanuts cool in the water, then drain.
  • Remove the shells before eating.