Microwave Vanilla Pudding - Opt Banana Pudding

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mother gave me this recipe and said this is the only way to cook pudding. I like it hot but feel free to let it cool before eating. This is great served with bananas and vanilla wafers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together the sugar, corn starch, salt and milk. Microave this on high for 8-9 minutes stirring every 2 minutes.
  2. Remove some of this liquide and stir slowly into egg yolks - too much and you will cook them. Once mixed slowly add to the hot mixture. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes until thick and glossy. Stir in butter and vanilla.
Most Helpful

I am a vanilla pudding junkie. This is the very best microwave vanilla pudding I have tried. It reminds me of when I was a child and the pudding my grandmother used to make from scratch. I have been unable to duplicate that one and this is right there. WOW!

5 5

Excellent and easy! What more could one ask for? This was super easy for a last minute dessert. The pudding thickened beautifully, was creamy in texture, and tasted delicious. I layered in bananas & vanilla wafers while still warm, but the pudding really would support any flavor. Discovered during Spring 2011 Pick A Chef. Thank you for sharing the recipe! =)