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how to make cajun boiled peanuts in a crockpot | Family Cuisine

Cajun boiled peanuts are a southern favorite. They're made by boiling the peanuts in a pot of water, then draining them and seasoning them with cayenne pepper, salt, and garlic powder.

One of the things I love about travel is getting to experience new food items and customs. One food item that I have always wondered about is Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts.

When we visit the Southern U.S. I always see signs for boiled peanuts. The signs are at gas stations, truck stops, roadside stands and every place in between.

Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts

Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts

I can honestly admit I was a bit nervous to find out what Boiled Peanuts are. My lovely Husband grew up in the south and loves introducing me to new southern food and terminology. He will say things sometimes that this NW Girl just doesn’t quite get. Examples include…

-They are madder than a hoot owl

-It’s like nailing an eel to the wall

-Butter my Biscuit look who’s here

Do you have any sayings that you hear all the time?

John was so excited to put together this Cajun Boiled Peanuts Recipe. The Cajun Boiled Peanuts brought back so many memories for him of growing up in the south. I love that they are so easy to make and taste amazing. If you love snacking on peanuts you will love this recipe! This recipe is one of our favorite Game Day Crock Pot Recipes!

I love that you can get them started 12 to 24 hours before your party or event and you don’t have to stress about the recipe when the party happens.

Are you supposed to eat the shell of boiled peanuts?

Some people crack the shell in their mouth to get all of the flavors or you can crack the shell with your hand. You do not eat the actual shell just the peanuts that are inside.

What are boiled peanuts good for?

Boiled Peanuts make a great snack, appetizer for a party of you can package them as a gift for any friends that love Southern Comfort Food.

How long does it take to Boil Peanuts?

We cook the boiled peanuts for 12 to 24 hours in the slow cooker to make sure they are flavorful.

Cajun Boiled Peanuts Recipe

1 pound raw peanuts, in the shell 1 (3 ounces) package dry crab boil (such as Zatarain’s® Crab and Shrimp Boil) 1 tablespoon garlic powder ½ cup salt 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes 8 cups water to start

How to Boil Peanuts

Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts 1. Add peanuts to Crock-Pot, add in water

Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts

2. Pour garlic powder, salt, Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes over the top. Stir everything together.

Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts 3. Place dry crab boil on top 4. Cook in the Crock Pot on low for 12-24 hours. The longer they cook the stronger the flavor. 5. Add water as needed to make sure the peanuts are covered.

Scoop the peanuts out with a slotted spoon and serve in a bowl.

How to make Spicy Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts Recipe! This slow cooker recipe is super easy to make and tastes amazing!

Do you love Slow Cooker Recipes? Check out our Top 10 Crock Pot Recipes!

1. Crock Pot Monkey Bread

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3. Crock Pot Ham

4. Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

5. Crock Pot Spicy Buffalo Ranch Chicken

6. Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

7. Crock Pot Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa

8. Crock Pot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa

9. Crock Pot Apple Crisp

10. Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts

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Recipe originally shared February 11, 2013, updated on March 11, 2020

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