Spicy Cajun Boiled Peanuts

Spicy Cajun Boiled Peanuts -- are salty, spicy, nutty and oh so addictive. Perfect for summer snack time, late night movie marathon and for entertaining. A classic Southern delicacy!

Course Snacks
Cuisine Southern
Servings 4 -5
Calories 337 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 1 pound raw peanuts in the shell
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • 1-2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
  • 9 cups water (add as you go)


  1. Wash the peanuts, then place in Large pot .Add water , salt , onion and garlic powder, creole seasoning, and pepper flakes .

  2. Cover and Cook for about 2 hours or more depending on the peanuts - more if you like really soft

  3. Do a taste test towards the end of cooking - adjust salt , with more or less water to suit your tastebuds.

  4. If cooking African Style cook for about 3 minutes or more - with boil water and salt.