Roasted Peanuts on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.

Woo hoo! I love it when an idea hits me in the middle of the night and it actually turns out to be a great idea! Roasted peanuts on the Char-Broil Big Easy? I have no idea where the idea came from, but boy, they came out fantastic! These little beauties are highly addicting. And easy? What’s easier than ‘Turn on Big Easy. Add peanuts.’?

Roasted Peanuts on the Char-Broil Big Easy
Roasted Peanuts on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You might want to use your first batch of peanuts to gauge the cook time on your Big Easy. Arrangement of the basket, wind and other factors might influence the roasting time. My first batch was a bit over-done (but darned tasty, I have to admit). I learned that the peanuts need to be removed once they look like they are changing color. If they turn dark, they’re burnt. They do crisp up as they cool so don’t just grab a hot one and think they’ll stay tender. They won’t.

I cooked my peanuts in two Bunk Bed baskets lined with foil. You can use the standard basket instead if you don’t have any bunk bed baskets. Note that the top basket tended to cook a little slower than the bottom. Using a single basket will give you more control over the cooking.

Also try my bacon-wrapped jalapeno tots made on the Big Easy!

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Roasted Peanuts on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Roasted Peanuts on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Use a Bunk Bed basket to cook more peanuts at once.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, peanuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 832kcal
Author Mike



  • Fire up your Big Easy. Line your basket with foil.
  • Add the peanuts and spread out evenly. Sprinkle with the salt.
  • Place basket into the Big Easy and roast for 15-20 minutes or until the peanuts just start to change color.
  • Remove and let cool before eating. The peanuts will get crisper as they cool.


Calories: 832kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 1195mg | Potassium: 1086mg | Fiber: 14g | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutritional values are approximate.