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Secret Ingredient Banana Pudding
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Secret Ingredient Banana Pudding

Secret ingredient banana pudding is such a great dish for a potluck or if you're craving some classic comfort food.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana pudding
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Two Pink Peonies


  • 3-4 bananas sliced into thin pieces
  • 1 container whipped cream or cool whip (8 ounces)
  • 1 package cream cheese softened (8 ounces)
  • ½ box vanilla wafers
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 box French vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 cup milk


  • Begin by mixing the milk and instant pudding together with a handheld mixer.
  • Once the pudding is well mixed then add the softened cream cheese, whipped cream (or cool whip), nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  • Line a large dish (I have used a large 4 quart Pyrex pan and a trifle dish for this recipe before, either work) with a layer of vanilla wafers and then a layer of bananas.
  • Add the pudding mixture on top and then top with more sliced bananas.
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours or until ready to serve.