A slow cooker recipe side dish with a sweet hot kick, this Cheesy Sweet Hot Peppers and Corn is full of delicious flavors and super easy to make!

This Sweet Hot Peppers and Corn recipe would make a great holiday side dish. Think Thanksgiving or Christmas, where it is kept warm in the slow cooker, keeping your oven free for other recipes. It is also a unique game day recipe to try with your friends.

Overhead shot of sweet hot peppers and corn in a white bowl

Cheese Sweet Hot Peppers and Corn – a unique delicious combination

I adapted this recipe from one I found in Diabetic Living magazine. The blue cheese in this recipe was the decision-maker for me. It sounded and looked so good!

I decided, however, that instead of just sweet peppers I was going to also use jalapeno to give it a sweet heat combination. This Cheesy Sweet-Hot Peppers and Corn dish turned out creamy, delicious and full of cheesy sweet heat!

Cheesy Sweet Hot Peppers and Corn

Easy to make low carb slow cooker recipe

 This recipe is a slow cooker recipe and my first thought was I would not use the slow cooker. However, since I was making this on a Saturday and I was going to be home all day, I decided to go ahead and use it.  

The cook time in the slow cooker is only 3 hours so this makes it a great recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner, where you will be home the entire day and won’t need to worry about something overcooking.

What did Grumpy think about this recipe?

Grumpy did try this dish and his verdict was he didn’t care for it (probably the blue cheese).  I loved it, Grumpy’s dad loved it (he ate half of the recipe!).  

So, if you love blue cheese, then you probably would love this dish.  I know its a definite keeper for me and I will definitely serve it at parties or for dinner guests.  I would just have to make another side dish to keep Grumpy happy!

Other Slow Cooker Recipes you may like

The slow cooker is an absolutely great appliance to have on hand. It cooks and keeps your food warm and even serves as a serving vessel making it a great idea to use for large gatherings.

Soup and Stews are always a great way to use the slow cooker. This Slow Cooker Clam Chowder or Crockpot Venison Stew.

One of my favorite things to make in the Slow Cooker is a Pulled Pork Sandwich. I love how tender and juicy the meat is. If you want to keep the carbs down, try this Keto Slider Bun in place of a regular roll.

If you’re looking for more Holiday Slow Cooker recipe ideas, then check out these 17 Slow Cooker Recipes for the Holidays!

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Yield: 6 servings

Cheesy Sweet Hot Peppers and Corn

Cheesy Sweet Hot Peppers and Corn

Slow-cooked corn, peppers & onion in a tangy creamy blue cheese sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 large jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat crumbly blue cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 ounce shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Place corn, diced red pepper, jalapeno, onions and water in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 3 hours.
  2. Turn the slow cooker up on high. Mix half and half with cornstarch and stir mixture into corn mixture in the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook about 10 minutes until the mixture thickens.
  4. Stir in blue cheese, pepper, and salt. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with cheddar cheese and more pepper if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 161mg Carbohydrates: 13g Net Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
Nutrition information calculated using myfitnesspal is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.