Recipe: Banana Pudding with Nilla Wafers

Banana Pudding with Nilla Wafers,
Banana Pudding with Nilla Wafers, Courtesy:

You’ve probably tasted this dessert at some point. But, have you ever made it?  Oh boy, I really love this easy dessert!  My mom used to make this when I was a kid and the recipe has withstood the test of time. Great for family get togethers, pot luck dinners or a weeknight treat, this recipe is versatile and a hit every time!

This is a little bit of a lighter version, using fat-free milk and light whipped topping.


2 pkg.  (4-serving size each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding
4 cups  fat-free milk
47 vanilla wafers, divided
5 to 6 medium ripe bananas, sliced (about 3 cups), divided
2 cups  thawed COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping
  1. Prepare pudding with milk as directed on package.
  2. Spoon 1/2 cup pudding in bottom of 2-qt. serving bowl.
  3. Top with 8 wafers, generous layer of sliced bananas and 1 cup pudding.
  4. Stand 12 wafers around outside edge of dish.
  5. Continue layering 12 wafers, sliced bananas, 1 cup pudding, 15 wafers, sliced bananas and remaining pudding. Cover.
  6. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight to soften cookies.
  7. To serve, spread whipped topping over pudding. Garnish with additional banana slices, if desired.
Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:
  1. Per the website: For individual servings, prepare pudding as directed. In each of 8 dessert dishes, stand 4 to 5 wafers around outside edge. Layer pudding with half the banana slices. Garnish with remaining bananas, whipped toping and remaining wafers.
  2. Consider using banana flavored pudding to add even more flavor.

Yield: 14 servings (about 2/3 cup each)

Adapted from:



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