My Mom's Roasted Peanuts Recipe -
  • READY IN 25 mins

My Mom's Roasted Peanuts

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"This is so mom used to make these all the time. You won't believe how easy this one is."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spread peanuts out on a large baking sheet.
  2. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the shells are browned. Watch carefully, the peanuts brown rather suddenly. When cool enough to touch, break open the shells and eat!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2004

Someone mistakenly gave us a bag of raw peanuts that he thought were roasted. What to do with nasty, raw peanuts? Allrecipes to the rescue! My peanuts only took about 13 minutes to roast. Warm, fresh roasted peanuts--yum! I might even consider deliberately buying raw peanuts in the future.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 25, 2007

I tried it but did not find the taste to be anything special... just a little better than raw


7 Ratings

Apr 18, 2005

Good recipe! It's best to stir once during roasting so that all peanuts are evenly roasted. Thanks!

Nov 24, 2005

Quick, easy way to roast some peanuts. The package of raw peanuts only had a recipe for boiling 'em. Thanks for sharing this, they were at hit at work.

Jul 09, 2009

Worked great, but you really do have to watch them closely towards the end or they'll burn.

Dec 01, 2009

This recipe worked just like she said it would and my husband loved them.

Mar 09, 2013

I think the warning about the suddenness should be stronger. The color of the peanuts wasn't a reliable indicator, as there was variation between the initial brownness and rate of color change between peanuts. I baked some raw peanuts in my oven for 15 minutes and found that they were overdone and tasted burnt. I tried another batch for 12 minutes with the same disappointing results. Finally, I did a systematic experiment where I removed a peanut to taste at exactly 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 minutes. I found that 8 and 9 minute peanuts were underdone, 11 and 12 minute peanuts were overdone, and the 10 minute peanuts were just right. It's that sensitive!


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  • Calories
  • 322 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 27.9 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 14.6 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 10 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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