Basic Oven Roasted Peanuts

READY IN: 23mins
Recipe by Sharon123

Peanuts 101! This is a basic recipe for roasting peanuts gleaned from Chef2Chef. You may use as many peanuts as you want, the method is the same, just keep it one layer deep. The computer won't let me list one ingredient, so I have added salt. You may use or not.

Top Review by Goose Hollow Farm

We bought raw peanuts by mistake and I didn't know what to do with them until I found this! They taste great. My husband says they taste like peanut butter. :-) The first time I made them I tried sprinkling them with salt but it just fell off. The second time I made them, I soaked the peanuts in water with about 1 cup of salt disolved in it. I soaked them in the salt water overnight. Then I set them out to dry for a few hours. I adjusted the cooking time a little longer at 275 degrees to account for the extra moisture. They turned out great. Same great taste as the original recipe, but with a light salty taste. Next time I might add even more salt and soak a little longer. Either way, Sharon's recipe is wonderful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place raw peanuts, in shell or shelled, one layer deep in a shallow baking pan. Sprinkle salt over.
  2. Roast in a 350 degree F oven; 15 to 20 minutes for shelled and 20 to 25 minutes for in shell peanuts.
  3. Remove from heat just short of doneness desired, as peanuts continue to cook as they cool.

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