Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding

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Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding

A new twist on an old favorite.  This banana pudding is delicious and pretty too!

Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1   12-ounce container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whip
1   14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1   8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 cup milk
1   5-ounce box instant French vanilla pudding
6-8   bananas, sliced
2   bags Pepperidge Farm 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.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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Reader Comments:


I have been making this recipe for years,the best ever. Never any left overs. People justl love it. Thank you Paula. Forever in our hearts. God Bless You.

By Sandy on April 13, 2014


Love you and your recipe, God bless.... Smile

By Maria. Soria on February 26, 2014


OMG Paula,I love all your recipes!! This banana pudding is to die for!!! My hole family loves it! I just can't wait until ican afford your beautiful pots!! God Bless

By Tara on February 03, 2014


This is the best Banana Pudding I have ever tasted! we used to make it for the Fourth of July Parties. Always a big hit. And even thought it is rich, it never lasted very long!

By C Michael Long on January 17, 2014


I am gluten sensitive so I used gluten-free shortbread cookies in place of the Chessmen cookies. I also used banana yogurt in place of 1/2 of the whipped topping- I didn't buy enough topping! I liked it; it wasn't too sweet and it didn't make me itch!

By J. A. Gesell-Supak on January 01, 2014


I love this Banana Pudding,had to change the name It' not Yo mama's Banana It's not Yo Daddy's Banana Pudding,It's not Yo Grandma Banana Pudding (It's Yo Banana Pudding) Yeah b/c You made it

By Myra Carter on December 26, 2013



By Sharron Aleshire on December 24, 2013


To the commenter who stated that this recipe was "artifical tasting"... there's 8, I repeat EIGHT bananas in that dessert. How can a banana pudding recipe taste artificial if it's like this reviewer... FULL OF BANANAS!

By Billy on December 23, 2013


Sorry - this was waaaay too sweet and artificial tasting. Horrible. Someone brought to a dessert potluck and everyone was raving, so I had to try. I would not eat again.

By Anonymous on December 16, 2013


at a church function I had 3-4 desserts at my table, one of which was brownies, but when I tasted that banana pudding I put the others back. THAT WAS SOME GOOD NANA PUDDING!

By Anonymous on December 12, 2013


Had this over at family's Thanksgiving Day. Though I kept mistakenly calling it "Can't Cha Momma Do It" banana pudding, I must say it's definitely Not Yo Mama's B. Pudding!! Love it!

By Quenette-Mojatu on December 08, 2013


My family Loves this recipe. They request and expect for me to fix it every Thanksgiving and Christmas!

By Marquita on November 27, 2013


This recipe is the real deal. So my family has said just forget about your momma's and make this not yo mommas. Thanks for sharing it will be a long time family favorite.

By Marsha on November 25, 2013


Going to make this for Thanksgiving, yummy.

By Anonymous on November 24, 2013


Easy and delicious. Hands-down the best recipe. I don't like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and this recipe is amazing. A++++++++++++++++

By Steve on November 23, 2013


I took this dish to a family reunion and they loved it!! I now have strict orders from the family to bring this to each and every future family gathering.

By Marcine on November 18, 2013


This was way too sweet, you could taste the condensed milk. This is in no way better to traditional southern banana pudding. I would not eat this again!

By Kimber on November 15, 2013


I have been making an old fashioned banana pudding from a recipe I got from 'Granny Williams' (a sweet lady in my church)years ago. She has since passed on but I always tell everyone I make 'real' banana like she used to make. My daughter in law introduced me to your banana pudding last year and it has taken the place of my pudding with the family. Although I still love my 'real' pudding this definitely tops it! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us. Best wishes for you and what God has in store for your future.

By Delores L. on November 05, 2013


Love ur recipes

By cherubangel1972 on November 05, 2013



By ELLIE WACHHOLDER on October 31, 2013

Love, love, love this recipe!

By April D. on December 07, 2010

Last year for Thanksgiving dinner for the family I made this pudding.  It was SOOOOO delicious that I’m making it again this year for Thanksgiving!  smile

By Sandy Peterson-Clauser on November 24, 2010

This is SO-O-O-O good.  I cannot eat bananas, but the taste of the pudding before topping the banana slices is so rich and creamy.  I like to dip the cookies in it and taste the pudding.  My family and everyone else who has tasted it comments that it is the very best they’ve tasted.

By Ruth Barton on November 05, 2010

I love this banana pudding recipe! I made it about 9 years ago when I first saw it on Paulas show. When I wanted to make it again I could not find the recipe anywhere. I am so glad to see it again!! YEAH!

By JP on October 14, 2010

Cindy, you can dip your bananas in lemon juice to keep them from turning dark.  It works for me, hope it does for you too

By Pat on October 01, 2010

Is there anything i can dip the banana slices in to keep them from turning black so quickly. Thanks,Cindy

By Cindy Brown on July 08, 2010

This is by far the BEST banana pudding I’ve ever had. I’m from the south and have had MANY versions of this southern delight, but this one is the best! It is so easy and is a wonderful potluck or picnic dish (just keep refrigerated until serving).  I always get requests for the recipe. This recipe is a family favorite!

By Vanessa Brower on June 15, 2010

This is the bomb…

By Dawn Williams on May 17, 2010

i am trying to find a recipe i saw in a paula deen magazine peanut butter parfaits then when i went back to purchase the magazine i could not find it either is the recipe on the website thanks charlotte callahan

By charlotte callahan on March 06, 2010

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