Paula Deen’s Banana Pudding

This iconic layered dessert recipe for Banana Pudding with cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk isn't the Banana Pudding you grew up with but it's a classic for a reason - it's insanely delicious!


  1. 1 12-oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  2. 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  3. 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
  4. 2 cups milk
  5. 1 5.1-oz box instant French vanilla pudding mix
  6. 6 to 8 sliced bananas, sliced
  7. 2 7.25-oz bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies


  1. Line the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish with cookies then add a layer of bananas over cookies (see note).
  2. Combine cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in a large mixing bowl then beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Combine milk and pudding mix in a separate bowl then whisk for one minute or until smooth. Stir pudding mixture into cream cheese mixture then mix until completely incorporated.
  4. Add whipped topping to the mixture then fold together until incorporated.
  5. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas then cover with remaining cookies. Cover and refrigerate before serving.
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