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Creamed corn is elevated to gourmet level by combining the sweetness of corn with the heat of jalapeño peppers, the richness of cheese, and the savory goodness of bacon. This exquisite side dish is so easy to make. In fact, you just have to add the ingredients to your crock pot and leave it for a couple of hours. You will find this slow cooker jalapeño popper creamed corn is perfect for potlucks or a holiday gathering and pairs beautifully with all kinds of meats such as a strip steak, grilled or fried chicken, or even burgers.

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This creamy jalapeño corn side dish with bacon, cheddar cheese and garlic is truly delicious. It’s a hearty side dish offering sweet, savory and spicy flavors.

If corn is one of your favorites, you might also like to try this similar gouda and cream cheese corn dip or jalapeño popcorn. Street corn nachos are another popular treat, or hashbrown breakfast casserole.

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Why You’ll Love It

Really easy: All you need to do is dump the ingredients in your slow cooker and let the delicious cream cheese corn mixture cook to perfection.
So delicious: This side dish offers a little of everything. You get sweet corn, spicy jalapenos, creamy cheddar and cream cheese, crispy bacon, and seasonings in every mouthful. It’s well-balanced dish everyone will love.
Crowd-pleasing: If you’re feeding a crowd, feel free to double or triple the recipe. You can leave the crockpot plugged into the wall and serve it from there so it will stay warm. This is a wonderful dish if you’re having a party or gathering and it goes with all kinds of meat, poultry and southern main dishes. You can expect it to be a huge hit!
Versatile: If you are a dip fan, this jalapeno creamed corn makes a fantastic Crockpot jalapeno popper dip!

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Ingredients

A complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below

Corn: Frozen kernel corn works fine and you can add it to the slow cooker from frozen. Canned corn would work too or even fresh corn kernels.
Cheese: You will need both cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese.
Cream: Heavy cream adds rich indulgence to this side dish.
Jalapenos: These make the dish spicy without being too spicy.
Bacon: Crumbled bacon adds a salty flavor to contrast with the sweet and creamy ingredients.
Seasonings: Garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and a pinch of sugar add great flavor to the dish.

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How to Make Jalapeno Popper Creamed Corn

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card

Add some ingredients to the crockpot: Put the frozen corn kernels, cream cheese, cheddar, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, salt and freshly ground black pepper, and some of the cream, jalapeno and bacon in a slow cooker.
Cook: Slow cook for 3 hours on low or 2 hours on high.
The finishing touches: Stir in the remaining cream and half of the bacon. Serve immediately, garnished with the remaining jalapeno and bacon.

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Substitutions and Variations

Vegetarian version: If you want a vegetarian version, omit the bacon.
A different cheese: Cheddar works well or you could sub something else, perhaps pepper jack cheese, Swiss cheese or an Italian blend.
Adjust the spice level: You can use extra jalapeno peppers or add some cayenne pepper or chili powder to spice it up, or reduce the amount of jalapeno peppers for a milder result.

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Serving Suggestions

Appetizers: Begin dinner with BBQ chicken nachos or grilled fish tacos.
Main dish:
Honey garlic pork chops, low carb chicken and onion lettuce wraps, or a juicy tomahawk steak would be great with this jalapeno corn.
Dessert: Finish off with these gorgeous carrot cake cupcakes.

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How to Store Jalapeño Popper Creamy Corn

Store: Keep leftovers in a covered container and eat within 5 days.
Freeze: It would separate if you tried to freeze and thaw it, so it’s best not to.
Reheat: Warm the bacon jalapeno corn back up in a pan on the stove top.

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Top Tips

Thin it down: If your jalapeno popper corn is too thick, add a little broth or cream to thin it out.
Serve as a dip: Although this makes a lovely side dish, it’s also great as a dip for tortilla chips.
Make sure it doesn’t curdle: It’s best to cook this on low for 3 hours rather than on high for 2 hours. Either way, keep an eye on it as it cooks, so it doesn’t curdle or get too thick.

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Crockpot Jalapeño Creamed Corn FAQs

Can you use fresh or canned corn instead of frozen corn?

Yes, feel free to use any type of corn. Fresh corn should be sliced off the cob, canned corn should be well drained and frozen corn can be used fresh or thawed.

What’s a good way to thicken this up?

If it’s too thick, you can add cream or broth. If it’s too thin, you can use an immersion blender to puree some of it. This will thicken it back up.

Why is there sugar in the recipe?

The sugar adds a sweet flavor to contrast with the savory, creamy and spicy flavors. If you don’t want to use it, you can omit it and just enjoy the natural sweetness of the corn kernels.

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Slow Cooker Jalapeño Creamed Corn Recipe

5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Creamed Corn

By: Bella Bucchiotti
This creamy jalapeno corn side dish with bacon, cheddar cheese and garlic is truly delicious. It's a hearty side dish offering sweet, savory and spicy flavors.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 6 Cups corn kernels, frozen
  • 8 Ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Cups heavy cream
  • 2 jalapenos, large, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 8 Slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions 

  • Add the corn, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, 1 cup of the cream, 1 diced jalapeno, the garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, salt, and pepper to the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3 hours or high for 2 hours.
  • Before serving, stir in the remaining ½ cup heavy cream, and half the bacon.
  • Serve garnished with the remaining bacon and jalapeno.

Notes

Thin it down: If your jalapeno popper corn is too thick, add a little broth or cream to thin it out.
Serve as a dip: Although this makes a lovely side dish, it’s also great as a dip for tortilla chips.
Make sure it doesn’t curdle: It’s best to cook this on low for 3 hours rather than on high for 2 hours. Either way, keep an eye on it as it cooks, so it doesn’t curdle or get too thick.

Nutrition

Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 984mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1697IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 1mg
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This Crockpot jalapeno corn makes a perfect side dish for all kinds of main dishes, whether you’re having pork, chicken, beef, or something else. It’s very easy to make and a really great recipe if you’re cooking for a crowd. All the ingredients are easy to source and you can have this on the table in just two hours.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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