Slow Cooker Bacon Jalapeño Creamed Corn

Are you looking for an easy comfort side dish that can be prepped ahead of time and is bursting with flavor? This Slow Cooker Bacon Jalapeño Creamed Corn is a family favorite that's perfect for fall! Made with corn, cream cheese, roasted jalapeños, and bacon, this is not your average side dish.

Two bowls of corn on a simple white table.
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It's usually hard enough for me to think of what to make as our main dish for dinner.

So when it comes to a side dish to go along with it, I'm often stuck. That's where this decadent spicy side dish comes in.

This easy bacon jalapeño creamed corn only takes five ingredients and it cooks mindlessly in a slow cooker. It goes with so many entrees that it's the perfect side dish to keep in your back pocket.

Two bowls of corn soup with a spoon, served alongside a simple and refreshing orange lime margarita.

I've been making this slow cooker creamed corn for years.

I didn't grow up in the South, but I sure do love southern cooking. So when we moved to North Carolina, this easy side dish became a regular rotation for us all year round!

I just recently had the brilliant idea, if I say so myself, to add bacon and jalapeño. Because when are bacon and a little spice NOT a good idea?

Two bowls of corn on a simple white table.

For the jalapeños, I decided to roast them before adding them to the slow-cooked corn. Similar to these Roasted Jalapeno Poppers, it brings out so much flavor and spiciness of the pepper!

It is possible also just to sauté the peppers, but I highly recommend it instead.

When you sauté spicy peppers, they release some of their liquid into the air, which can make the room feel like it has a bit of pepper spray in it. Not the best idea 😉 (And yes, we learned that the hard way).

Two bowls of corn with bacon and basil served alongside a Simple Orange Lime Margarita.

Both the bacon and the jalapeños should be added after the corn is finished, before serving. No one likes soggy bacon and peppers.

This side dish can go with so many entrees, like these baked chicken meatballs, smoked sugar rubbed pork chops, or cast iron grilled steaks.

Want to know how to make your own? Scroll down to learn how. Pin this image for later!

Simple slow cooker bacon jalapeno cremed corn.
Looking for an easy comfort side dish that can be prepped ahead of time and is bursting with flavor? This Slow Cooker Bacon Jalape?o Creamed Corn is a family favorite that's perfect for fall! Made with corn, cream cheese, roasted jalape?os and bacon, this is not your average side dish.?

Slow Cooker Bacon Jalapeño Creamed Corn

Looking for an easy comfort side dish that can be prepped ahead of time and is bursting with flavor? This Slow Cooker Bacon Jalapeño Creamed Corn is a family favorite that's perfect for fall! Made with corn, cream cheese, roasted jalapeños and bacon, this is not your average side dish.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces frozen corn
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cubed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon
  • 2 jalapeño peppers

Instructions

  • Pour corn into slow cooker and cook on high for 30 minutes (to thaw).
  • Then pour in milk, sugar, salt and pepper and stir.
  • On top of corn mixture, add cubed butter and cream cheese. Do not stir.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours until butter and cream cheese have melted.
  • Before serving, cook bacon (if needed) and chop into small pieces.
  • Roast whole jalapeño on a baking sheet by broiling on high for 10 minutes. Flip peppers over and cook the other side for 10 minutes also. Dice jalapeño once cooked, wash hands immediately!
  • Stir corn mixture.
  • Stir bacon and diced jalapeño into corn in slow cooker.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 627mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g

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