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Copycat Paula Deen’s Not Yo’ Mama Banana Pudding

Updated: Jan 18

This irresistible Banana Pudding is the perfect end to any meal. Made with fresh bananas, thick custard, and fluffy meringue, it's irresistibly creamy, light, and sweet. Rich in flavor and sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, there's something about this delicious dessert that simply can't be refused. Plus, with its simple ingredients, it's a snap to make. So if you're looking for the perfect way to add a little sweetness to your next dinner or special occasion, look no further. Try our Banana Pudding and see why dessert lovers flock to it. Treat your friends, family, or guests to the comforting flavors of Banana Pudding and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Paula Deen has a unique spin on a classic Banana Pudding recipe. She serves up a French Vanilla pudding with cream cheese that is so rich and creamy. And it's topped with Pepperidge Farm Chessman Butter cookies. You must try this one. As many of you have, my family has been enjoying banana pudding for years. When trying out different versions and variations through the years, the recipe that stuck with me was Paula Deen's Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding. She knows her banana pudding, for sure.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Total Time30 minutes

Servings10 servings


2 bags (7 oz each) Pepperidge Farm Chessman Butter Cookies

6-8 bananas, sliced. I only use two Bananas

2 cups milk

1 pkg (5 oz) French Vanilla flavored Instant Pudding Mix

1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

1 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, use a hand mixer to mix cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in a separate bowl. 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.

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