Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 20 mins

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.


  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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5 5

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!

5 5

I too bought raw peanuts by mistake! Since we are on low-no sodium diets I didn't add the optional salt! Thanks for posting!

5 5

This is a perfect recipe for roasted peanuts. First time I tried it I left them in the oven for 15 min. Not done enough for me. The second time I tried 20 min and they were perfect. Just what I was looking for. Thanks!