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Easy Southern Banana Pudding

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14 servings, about 2/3 cup each

Combine classic Southern-style banana pudding with crunchy vanilla wafers in this Easy Southern Banana Pudding dessert. Follow this simple recipe today!

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  • Beat pudding mixes and milk with whisk 2 min. Let stand 5 min.
  • Arrange half the wafers on bottom and up side of 2-qt. serving bowl; top with layers of half each of the banana slices and pudding. Repeat all layers. Cover with COOL WHIP.
  • Refrigerate 3 hours.

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Healthy Living

Save 60 calories and 3.5 grams of fat per serving by preparing with fat-free milk, JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding, reduced-fat vanilla wafers and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.

Special Extra

Garnish with additional banana slices, dipped in lemon juice to prevent darkening, just before serving.

Easy Low-Fat Southern Banana Pudding

Check out our Healthy Living version of Easy Low-Fat Southern Banana Pudding.


  • 14 servings, about 2/3 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 14 servings, about 2/3 cup each
Calories 180
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 260mg
Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious I love this recipe as it was super easy. I used the SF vanilla pudding with one 3oz. box of white chocolate. I also used vanilla wafers made from a bakery in our city that are handmade. Has anyone else found the pudding too thick and have to add more milk? I probably had to had 2 cups more. I use 2% HOOD milk so wonder if it thickens more than other 2%. I definitely will make this again and for company. I love to make pictures of food that I really like. Presentation is as important to me as eating the yummy dish.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4th of July staple Always a 4th of July staple at my house. I ended using the entire box of nilla wafers and 5 bananas in mine and making 3 layers instead of 2!
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A few people have said this isn't a southern recipe because it calls for instant pudding. A few people have said this isn't a southern recipe because it calls for instant pudding. However, I grew up in Stone Mountain, GA. Born and raised - and this is exactly how my granny made banana pudding and it's my fave. I knew it was a simple recipe and I've been looking all over for it and there are too many recipes that call for condensed milk or require baking - nope - this is it! The very recipe for banana pudding I grew up on.
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've made this several times...YUMMY! I've made this several times...YUMMY! The first time I made it as the recipe recommended. I didn't like the strong banana flavor so the next time I used Vanilla Pudding instead. Better. The third time, I made the pudding first and put it in the refrigerator to set up and it worked better and the cookies didn't get soggy (I sprinkled coconut on top too!) WILL CERTAINLY MAKE THIS AGAIN!!!Maybe with some more changes - I think I will next try strawberry halves in place of the banana slices!
Date published: 2010-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have a tip for all. I have a tip for all. You can substitute part of the milk to make the pudding, with condensed milk. This will help thicken the consistency...and you can imagine how much more delicious it will be!
Date published: 2007-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This recipe is wonderful! This recipe is wonderful! I make mine in a rectangle casserole dish or tupperware. I like to make extra layers so I use an entire box of Nilla Wafers and 5 bananas. Any remaining cookies I crush and sprinkle on top. I refrigerate mine for at least 8 hours before eating so the wafers soften. (I have to keep my husband away from the kitchen in the mean time).
Date published: 2010-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One word, YUM! One word, YUM! I don't even like bananas or anything with bananas in it, the texture kind of puts me off, but this dessert was delicious! And easy as heck to make, as well as quick. From start to finish it must have taken me 10 minutes, and that's including the 5 minutes you have to let the pudding set. I used french vanilla pudding cuz that's all I had in my pantry, and it tasted fantastic.
Date published: 2010-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of my 'All Time Favorites'! This is one of my 'All Time Favorites'!! My Grandma and my Mom made this for me when I was growing and now I make it for my kids. It is an easy desert/snack, that the kids can help make, and they get really excited when its time to make banana pudding. It is really great seeing Kraft with a recipe that I have grown up with and now my kids are getting to enjoy it too!!!!!
Date published: 2002-04-15
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