Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 10 MINUTES

78 ratings


  • 1 (12 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (5 oz) box instant French vanilla pudding mix
  • 6 to 8 bananas, sliced
  • 2 bags chessmen cookies


Line the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.


In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding


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78 Reviews

Ramona 5/14/2017
I love how easy

I love how easy and classy but most of all tasteful this banana putting is. I made it for my son and grandsons and they loved it!! Thank you Paula for such a wonderful recipe

Kara 4/16/2017
I made this Toda

I made this Today for Easter Dinner and OMG, I had people finding me to ask me for the recipie! It turned out delicious! I did alter it a bit though. I used 2 3.6oz boxes of pudding (1 Vanilla, 1 French Vanilla) I used 2 1/4 cups of milk, and regular Vanilla Wafers. It was a true hit!!!! Awesome recipe!

Angela 4/15/2017


James 3/20/2017
I've made this s

I've made this several times. I prefer the banana cream cook and serve since I don't like vanilla pudding. I really feel like it's worth it. It took me a few tries the first time though because when you add the cream and cream cheese it gets soupy and you have to cook it all together. You just make sure it's thick so that it takes effort to keep it from sticking onto the sides. The box says it thickens as it cools, but if it's still watery it won't thicken enough.

It's perfectly fine if you don't have quite enough of one of the ingredients like not a full block of cream cheese or not enough bananas or cream. Even if it's not the perfect consistency it's still delicious. Also, I find it's best with softened bananas and not the ones fresh from the store. I left some bananas in the car for a few hours during the summer and they were perfect. Actually, that was the reason I looked up this recipe. I went to throw them away, and something told me to put them in banana pudding instead.

carol 3/8/2017
5 star. this was

5 star. this was served to the kids at xmas and they loved it. And i was a hero

Chelsie 1/24/2017
The best banana

The best banana pudding hands down, no question! So easy to make and just as delicious.

Lori 11/23/2016
Love, Love, Love

Love, Love, Love!! I have been making this for the past few years!! I always make the original version!! But last year I decided to make 2!! So, I substituted ginger snaps for the chessman cookies and OMG, it was so with it!! This year I have decided to substitute Nutter Butters for the chessman cookies and OMG!! Peanut Butter and bananas together again!!

Karen 11/22/2016
This Has to be F

This Has to be Fabulous-Anything Paula Makes is Fabulous! Great Idea-the Chessmen Cookies-Better by Far than Nilla Wafers Any Day! I Feel Special Already!

Cheryl 11/21/2016
I've made this f

I've made this for years. Have never had any leftovers! I do want to make ahead the pudding portion, can the pudding be frozen?

Kaitlyn 11/21/2016


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