Indulge in the velvety smoothness of our irresistible Banana Pudding, the ultimate dessert guaranteed to elevate any meal. Our recipe features the perfect combination of fresh bananas, rich custard, and fluffy meringue, which will tantalize your taste buds with its creamy, light, and sweet flavors. The dessert has a rich flavor will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. With its simple yet elegant ingredients, preparing this dessert is a breeze. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or celebrating a special occasion, our Banana Pudding is the perfect way to add a touch of sweetness to any gathering. So why not treat your friends, family, or guests to the comforting flavors of Banana Pudding and make memories that will last a lifetime?
Paula Deen, the culinary mastermind, has her unique take on Banana Pudding, which you must try. Her recipe features French Vanilla pudding and cream cheese, lending it a rich and creamy texture, and is topped with delicious Pepperidge Farm Chessman Butter cookies. As someone who has tried many versions of banana pudding, I can confidently say that Paula Deen's Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding is the one that has stood the test of time. Trust me, she knows her banana pudding!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Two bags (7 oz each) of Pepperidge Farm Chessman Butter Cookies
6-8 bananas, sliced. I only use two Bananas
2 cups milk
One pkg (5 oz) French vanilla-flavored Instant Pudding Mix
One pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
One can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
One bowl (8 oz) Cool Whip, thawed
Line the bottom of a 13X9-inch pan with Chessman cookies. Layer sliced bananas on top of the cookies.
In a medium bowl, mix milk and pudding mix. Next, mix cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in a separate bowl using a hand mixer. Stir in Cool Whip.
Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding and stir well.
Pour pudding mixture over bananas and top with remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Tips for making Paula Deen’s Banana Pudding
Use an electric mixer to get smooth pudding results. But first, make sure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature!
For best results, allow the banana pudding to chill for at least 4 hours. Overnight is best!
Store banana pudding covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator.