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Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe (with Nilla Wafer Crust)

Our layered Homemade Banana Cream Pie has a chewy nilla wafer crust, a soft cream cheese layer, creamy banana pudding, fresh sliced bananas, and whipped topping for the perfect easy pie.
Prep Time2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Cream Pie, banana pudding pie with cream cheese, nilla wafers recipe ideas, Vanilla wafer crust
Servings: 15
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand


  • 9x13" Pan
  • Hand mixer


  • 1 12 ounce box Nilla Wafer Cookies finely crushed
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 8 ounce containers Cool Whip divided
  • 1 5.1 ounce box banana cream instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 bananas sliced
  • ½ cup caramel topping


  • Mix together the crushed cookies and melted butter. Press into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. *Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool.
  • Beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and one container of Cool Whip. Spread on top of cooled cookie crust.
  • Beat together the banana cream pudding with milk. Let stand for about 4-5 minutes until it has thickened. Spread on top of cream cheese layer.
  • Spread sliced bananas on top of pudding, covering the entire pan.
  • Spread the last container of Cool Whip on top of the bananas. Let set in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Top with caramel sauce and any additional sliced bananas for each serving.


*You really could skip this step in a pinch. The crust won’t hold together as well, but it will still taste the same.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg