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Make this Paula Deen Banana Pudding for a delicious twist on a classic recipe. You will love the creamy texture and amazing banana flavor in this copycat recipe.

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Banana pudding is always a must for all of our holiday dinners. This dessert recipe is loaded with delicious layers of cookies, bananas and delicious pudding.

Paula Deens Recipes are always loved by the whole family. If you love this creamy pudding recipe, then you are going to love Tapioca Pudding Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

We love making no bake dessert recipes and this Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding Recipe is one of my favorites. We love that it only requires a few simple ingredients and is loaded with banana flavor.

Every bite loaded with a layer of bananas, cookies and creamy pudding for a dessert no one can resist.

Ingredients

Paula Deen Banana Pudding Ingredients  - sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping, cream cheese, milk, instant french vanilla pudding mix, bananas, cookies
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk, 14 ounces
  • Whipped Topping (Cool Whip 12 ounces) 
  • Package Cream Cheese (softened) 
  • Milk 
  • Instant French Vanilla Pudding Mix (5 oz)
  • Medium Bananas (sliced) 
  • Chessmen Cookies 

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Variations Ideas

  • Bag of Cookies – If you prefer you can still make this cookie with vanilla wafers.
  • Whipped CreamWe like using cool whip because of the convenience but you can easily make your own with heavy cream.

Step by Step Instructions

Layering cookies and bananas in baking dish

Step 1 – Place the cookies in a single layer in the bottom of a 9X13 baking pan. Layer the sliced bananas on top of the cookies in the pan. 

combining the pudding mix and milk in a bowl with a whisk

Step 2 – In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and the milk.  Set aside to thicken.

Combining the sweetened milk with cream cheese

Step 3 – In a separate medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese with the sweetened condensed milk until combined and smooth.  

Mixing in the cool with the cream cheese mixture

Step 4 – Gently stir in the whipped topping (Cool Whip) into the cream cheese mixture until just combined. 

Combining the pudding mixture and cream cheese mixture with spatula

Step 5 – Then stir the cream cheese mixture into the pudding mixture until just combined. 

Spreading the pudding mixture in the baking pan and topping with cookies

Step 6 – Spread this mixture evenly into the pan on top of the sliced bananas. Then spread a layer of remaining cookies evenly on top. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Recipe Tips

  • Cream Cheese – For best results, we recommend softening the cream cheese to room temperature.
  • Combining Ingredients – Combine the ingredients by hand or with a handheld electric mixer.
Close up image of banana pudding in the baking dish with a slice missing

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers, covered for up to 2-3 days or in an airtight container.  Enjoy before the cookies get too mushy. 

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make ahead of time but we recommend no more than 2 days before serving. The bananas can get mushy and start turning brown.

How to keep Bananas from turning brown

Once you slice them, you can drizzle them with lemon juice which helps to keep them from turning brown. But we usually slice them right before layering with the banana pudding and we have no problems with them turning brown.

Close up image of banana pudding in a baking dish

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Paula Deen Banana Pudding

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Make this Paula Deen Banana Pudding for a delicious twist on a classic recipe. You will love the creamy texture and amazing banana flavor in this copycat recipe.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 300

Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounces
  • 1 container Whipped Topping Cool Whip 12 ounces
  • 1 pkg Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 box Instant French Vanilla Pudding Mix 5 oz
  • 6-8 Bananas sliced
  • 2 bags Chessmen Cookies

Instructions

  • Place the cookies in a single layer in the bottom of a 9X13 baking pan.
  • Layer the sliced bananas on top of the cookies in the pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and the milk.  Set aside to thicken.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the cream cheese with the sweetened condensed milk until combined and smooth.
  • Gently stir in the whipped topping (Cool Whip) into the cream cheese mixture until just combined.
  • Then stir the cream cheese mixture into the pudding mixture until just combined.
  • Spread this mixture evenly into the pan on top of the sliced bananas.
  • Then spread a layer of cookies evenly on top.
  • Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers, covered for up to 2-3 days.  Enjoy before the cookies get too mushy.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 300kcal, Carbohydrates 41g, Protein 5g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 190mg, Potassium 246mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 27g, Vitamin A 254IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 96mg, Iron 1mg

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