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.

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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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Cheesy Sweet Hot Peppers and Corn

Cheesy Sweet Hot Peppers and Corn

Slow-cooked corn, peppers & onion in a tangy creamy blue cheese sauce.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot Peppers and Corn, Slow cooker Hot Peppers and Corn, Sweet Hot Peppers and Corn
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 102kcal


  • 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


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


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Life Tastes Good August 13, 2014 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    I love that you added jalapeno to this! Genius!!

  2. Marye August 13, 2014 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    This combo with jalapeno? Must be addictive! It looks delicious

  3. Mary Ellen August 14, 2014 at 2:05 am - Reply

    Blue cheese and corn? Now this sounds amazing, I will have to try it soon.

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