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Banana Pudding

This is the BEST Banana Pudding recipe and bonus: it's made in 20 minutes! Crunchy vanilla wafers are layered with fresh banana slices and creamy pudding.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 20 minutes, instant pudding, vanilla wafers
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 329kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 2 (3.4 oz) packages instant banana cream pudding mix made according to package directions (I used 2% milk)
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 oz) container frozen cool whip thawed in the fridge according to package directions
  • 1 (11 oz) package vanilla wafers
  • 4-6 bananas cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • Whipped cream optional for topping


  • Make pudding according to package directions. Set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Place cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract into a large bowl.
  • Use a hand mixer to beat together until well combined.
  • Beat in the thickened pudding.
  • Use a rubber spatula to fold in the cool whip.
  • Line a 9 x13 baking dish with one layer of vanilla wafers.
  • Top each wafer with a banana slice. 

  • Spread half of the pudding mixture on top of the bananas.
  • Repeat the layers (wafers, bananas, pudding).
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Crush the remaining vanilla wafers and sprinkle over the top.
  • Serve with dollops of whipped cream, if desired and enjoy!



Serving: 1person | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 373IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg