a serving of banana pudding being dished out on a serving spoon
4.38 from 16 votes
Nutrition Facts
The Best Banana Pudding Ever!
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 557 Calories from Fat 220
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.4g38%
Saturated Fat 16.6g104%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7g
Cholesterol 77.8mg26%
Sodium 332.5mg14%
Potassium 420.9mg12%
Carbohydrates 73.4g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 48.7g54%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1690IU34%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 740mg74%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:10 large servings
The Best Banana Pudding Ever!
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

Try this banana pudding recipe and you'll never want to try any other! Always a crowd favorite!

  • 2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies, 20 cookies for the bottom layer and 20 cookies for the top layer (pictured are the spring version)*
  • 4-6 bananas sliced (I used 5 bananas)
  • 2 cups milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 (5-ounce) box INSTANT French vanilla pudding
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened (I used lite cream cheese)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (fat free will work)
  • 1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping (I used lite Cool Whip)
  1. Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch dish with cookies and layer banana slices on top.

  2. In medium bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer, stand mixer or whisk.
  3. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. (I used my stand mixer for all ingredient combining)
  4. Pour the mixture over the cookies and banana slices. Top with additional banana slices and cookies. Refrigerate about 2-3 hours and until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Recipe only slightly adapted from Paula Dean's Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding. I followed the recipe pretty much exactly (why mess with something that's already perfect?!), but used lightened up ingredients. I have made this recipe with light ingredients and with the higher calorie ingredients and both work great. The higher calorie ingredients will result in a firmer, more rich pudding layer.


*I suggest buying an extra bag of cookies. This will give you extras in case some are broke.

**Nutritional information is calculated using full fat ingredients. 

Author: Kim
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best banana pudding, chessman cookie banana pudding, cream cheese banana pudding

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