how to make cajun boiled peanuts in crock pot

how to make cajun boiled peanuts in crock pot

How to Make Cajun Boiled Peanuts in Crock Pot

Ingredients & Equipment:

  1. 5 lbs unroasted peanuts in-shell
  2. 4 to 5 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (or more, to taste)
  3. Water to cover
  4. Large crock pot


  1. Place peanuts in the crock pot. Add enough water to cover by 2 to 3 inches.
  2. Sprinkle seasoning over the peanuts. Start with 4 tablespoons and add more, to taste.
  3. Put the cover on and cook on low heat for 5 to 6 hours.
  4. Check every couple of hours and add more water if needed. The water should cover the peanuts by about 2 inches.
  5. Run a few peanuts under cold water to test if they’re done. I like them soft like a regular peanut butter, not crunchy.
  6. Once your boiled peanuts are soft, place in a bowl and let cool. Store in the refrigerator.


Cajun boiled peanuts in crock pot are a great Southern snack. The peanuts are cooked with Cajun seasoning for added flavor. The peanuts take about 5 to 6 hours, so you can prepare them and let them cook while you’re doing other things. The result is a flavorful, slow-cooked snack. Enjoy!