Paula Deen's Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Shabby Sign Shoppe

From the Kitchen Diva herself--not to be missed!

Top Review by Beth J.

Someone brought this to a potluck at work and it was the best thing EVER. I'm NOT a banana pudding fan and had originally passed this one by but went back after the crowd cleared and manage to sneak a taste in private... WOW. I was so impressed and disappointed I hadn't tried it sooner! Even more disappointment hit me when the "chef" of this delectable dish stated she would prefer not to share the recipe. To my joy and also with a bit of luck I was able to Google the recipe in time for mother's day this weekend, 2017. I know it will be a major hit, as it had been at our potluck, and look forward to sharing this with the family! Some slight alterations I made to my version were the addition of almond milk instead of regular milk and Neufchatel cheese instead of regular cream cheese. The pudding still came out thick and creamy and I would recommend these slight adjustments to potentially cut calories or help with the dairy content of this recipe! Also, I saved a couple of the broken cookies from the chessmen packages and crushed them to put over the finished product to add my own fancy "garnish touch" to my finished product. Excellent! Highly recommend to both entry cooks and the most seasoned! This WILL be a hit!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.
  2. In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer.
  3. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth.
  4. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended.
  6. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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