Fast and Easy Banana Pudding

by Colleen Robinson
(Baltimore, Maryland)

Whenever my family gathers for holidays or special occasions, my husband and I are always asked to bring the banana pudding. Everyone loves it and it is quick and easy to fix.


6-8 bananas
2 boxes of vanilla wafers (Nabisco)
2 16 ounce tubs of cool whip
2 boxes of instant banana pudding mix
4 cups of cold milk


1 - 3 inch deep casserole dish with lid (the aluminum pans work best)
1 - mixing bowl
1 - whisk
1 - spatula

Combine the instant banana pudding and cold milk whisking until the pudding reaches desired consistency. Fold in the cool whip. Set aside.

Layer the bottom of a casserole dish with vanilla wafers. Slice the banana into 1 quarter inch pieces. Cover the wafers with the bananas. Cover the bananas and wafers with the pudding mixture.

Repeat the layering process 2 more times ending with the cool whip mixture on the top. Cover the cool whip mixture with crumbled vanilla wafers. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Serve and enjoy.

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Nov 29, 2013
No bananas
by: Anonymous

If you don't want to use bananas, use banana flavored pudding. I'm about to make this for a friend who's craving it. With bananas of course.

Nov 21, 2012
Loved Your Banana Pudding
by: Kay

What size casserole dish did you use, I made your recipe but I think my pan was too big but my kids loved it.

Sep 18, 2011
Great recipe
by: Anonymous

Finally!! This is the best recipe I've used. It's easy, yummy, and fun to make., My family and I love it!

Sep 14, 2011
by: Colleen

Thanks to everyone who tried and enjoyed my recipe.

Sep 06, 2011
by: Anonymous

banana pudding recipe
by: Anonymous

I have a question my pudding mixture is very watery? Did I do something wrong? I used 4 cups milk, two boxes of pudding like it says to do. Look back for a response.

Did you use the large boxes or the small boxes of pudding? Small boxes only call for one cup each, the larger boxes each need two.

Jul 18, 2011
banana pudding recipe
by: Anonymous

I have a question my pudding mixture is very watery? Did I do something wrong? I used 4 cups milk, two boxes of pudding like it says to do. Look back for a response.

Jul 17, 2011
Banana Pudding Bonanza
by: Brooke

This recipe was very helpfull and my family loved it! :)

Dec 12, 2010
by: Theresa

How many people does this serve sounds like my kind of recipe? I make sweet potato cornbread.

Sep 09, 2010
Wonderful Tasting Banana Pudding
by: Anonymous

Made this for a friend that was craving banana pudding and she loved it. Super easy to make and very good =) thanks for sharing.

Feb 03, 2010
Loved It
by: Anonymous

The recipe was easy for a non-cooker like myself. I really enjoyed this recipe because it didn't taste heavy and sweet.

Jul 20, 2009
Easy Banana Pudding
by: Grace

Sounds like It is easy enough!

Hey I was thinking that was the way to make the oh so quick and easy banana pudding...i got the instant pudding, the bananas, the wafers, and the cool whip and it looks like I was right on key with the ingredients...thanks...your recipe was very on key...and helpful...

Jun 14, 2009
Baked Banana Pudding
by: Cynthia

Back in the day my mom had a recipe where she baked her banana pudding? Do you know of any baked banana pudding recipes to share?

Nov 26, 2008
Fun Banana Pudding Recipe
by: Doreen

I have always enjoyed banana pudding but never tried it because I thought it was too difficult. Your recipe was easy, fun to make and delicious. Thanks.

Oct 14, 2008
It's Great!!!
by: Danielle

I make this banana pudding time and time again and it is quick, easy, and very good. I make it with and without the banana's and I can't taste a difference. Most times I make it just cooking pudding. (banana pudding without the banana's)

You should try it! It's G-R-R-R-R-R-E-A-T!!!!!!!

Nov 19, 2007
Fast and Easy Banana Pudding
by: Anonymous

When making this pudding can I omit the bananas and continue with this recipe? Will it taste the same without the bananas?

Oct 23, 2007
Banana Pudding - Simple You Just Have to Try This
by: Soul Food Chef


Your banana pudding recipe looks so simple that I look forward to trying out the recipe.

I must admit I have never added whipped cream to my banana pudding dessert. But I suspect this one addition will make the pudding almost irresistible.

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