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Banana Cream Cheesecake Recipe

Banana Cream Cheesecake Recipe

Here is a lovely company dessert that can be made a day or two in advance. It's the perfect finale to any meal. —Margie Snodgrass, Wilmore, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 3 to 4 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1-3/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant banana cream pudding mix


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan or 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-7 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in 2 cups whipped topping. Arrange half of the banana slices in crust; top with half of the cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers.
  • 3. In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set; fold in remaining whipped topping. Pour over the cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 436 calories, 24g fat (16g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 405mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein

Reviews for Banana Cream Cheesecake

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2016

"This was a hit! Everyone said it was delicious. I used vanilla wafers instead of the graham crackers and it turned out awesome. I also put the wafers in my ninja so it wouldn't be as clumpy. I didn't want it to be too sweet so I used less sugar than the recipe called for."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"Excellent!! Made it for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone loved it!"

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Delicious & easy!"

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2014 Edited Sep. 28, 2014

"This is the first time I prepared this recipe! I DID use 1/4 cup cinnamon-sugar with the graham cracker crumbs and I did use the 1/2 cup melted butter! I DID use 1 9"springform pan-I did not grease the pan, but I DID bake the crust for 5 minutes!

I added 1 tsp. vanilla extract to the cream cheese and sugar which I'd
beaten 5 minutes on medium speed. I DID use the measurements for the whipped topping and the 4 bananas, sliced (they were firm) and I used the amount of milk called for-I had combined WHOLE milk with balance of 2% milk to equal 1-3/4 cups! I was fortunate to have the banana cream pudding mix (Instant) and I layered 1/2 the banana layers in the crust, topped with 1/2 of cream cheese mixture and repeated the layers, then prepared the pudding with the milk. I folded 2 cups of the whipped topping into cream cheese mixture and I folded balance of the whipped topping into the pudding mixture, poured over the cream cheese layer and sprinkled with reserved crumbs. I did allow this dessert to remain in refrigerator until completely set! I plan to use it for one of the departments at the local hospital where I volunteer! I had
needed a banana recipe for the Cook's Corner Recipe Ingredient Challenge for this week, so I decided to test this recipe out! I am sure that it will be a recipe for me to use time and again! Thank you, Margie Snodgrass, for sharing your recipe! delowenstein P.S. This cheesecake IS delicious! I allowed the cheesecake to keep chilled at least overnight and on 9/28/14, I used a sharp chef-style knife and a serrated pie server to slice this cheesecake. The filling WAS soft, BUT the slices stayed

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"why is my cake still runny after staying in the fridge for 10 hours? I wish someone can tell me why."

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2014

"I have made this for years... You can put it in a prepared graham crust if you don't want to make a crust and this is great for when you need to take something somewhere and you don't have to worry about your pan. You can also buy instant cheesecake pudding mix."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"I thought this was delicious and the store didnt have any banana cream pudding so I went with Vanilla. It was out of this world and my husband loved it(it was his birthday "cake") He told me to make I will be making it again this weekend, this time I am making double. I have to say my favorite part was the crust, I baked it a little longer and it was soooo yummy!"

Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"Very delicious but doesn't quite qualify as a cheesecake--it's more of a banana cream pie with some cheesecake added (you can't even taste the cheesecake part). Next time, I'll probably just make a banana cream pie."

Reviewed May. 1, 2014

"Mmm, delicious! I wouldn't recommend making it more than one day ahead though because the bananas will darken. I have also used vanilla pudding mix, just as delicious."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"This is the best cheesecake ever!! Easy to make and so delicious! Thank you for sharing!"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"delicious!!!! easy to make and doesn't take a lot of time"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"I think this recipe needs a correction. 8 oz. of Cool Whip may be 2 cups measured, but the recipe says divide an 8 oz. container and fold in two cups, add the rest later, this makes no sense. Either it's one cup and one cup or two 8oz. containers, which would be 2 cups and 2 cups. Usually when I've made other Cool Whip recipes they call for 12 oz. containers which I haven't even been able to find anymore,,so I buy two 8 oz. and use one and a half."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"goldgal - you use the remaining whipped topping later in the recipe

andrescal98 - must be instant pudding. Cook and serve "sets" as it cools"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"1 container is 8oz of whipped topping, why does it say fold in 2 cups of whipped topping then"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"Hello, I was wondering in this direction "In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set; fold in remaining whipped topping. Pour over the cream cheese layer. " My pudding comes out as liquid instead of soft-set. I don't know what I did wrong. I bought Banana cream pie (Jello) pudding mix but it is not instant it is, cook and serve says that on the box. Please help."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"I've made this 5 times in the last 3 months. Absolutely delish!!!! Everyone loves it. I use real whipping cream throughout the recipe....if your going to indulge, might as well forget the calorie counting.....GREAT dessert!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"Absolutely delicious. So many people I served this to can't wait for me to make it again. Great Recipe!!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2012

"I made this for our agency bake off and won first place! Everyone loved it and it was the only dessert with none left over at the end."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"Excellent recipe. Goes together easily and taste so good. Served it at Easter, but anxious to make it for summer potlucks. It was definitely a hit. I followed the recipe but used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and frozen whipped topping."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"My boys love this recipe. It is so easy my son made it for his friends. Thanks for reposting, my son gave away the copy we had."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"My boys love this recipe. It is so easy my son made it for his friends. Thanks for reposting, my son gave away the copy we had."

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2010

"A good recipe that goes together fast. Quick, easy, and good! :)"

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"Love it"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

"Great light recipe! FYI, it takes 2 envelopes of the graham crackers to make 1 and 3/4 cups of crumbs. May add fresh strawberries on top next time!"

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"My families favorite pie is banana cream, but not anymore. This is fantastic, easy to make, and a winner. I have made it three times now. I made 3 cheesecakes for a party and this was the first one gone."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"There were 5 different pies at our Thanksgiving celebration and this one disappeared first. It's a slightly richer take on traditional banana cream pie. Fun and easy to make. Delicious."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"I made this for Thxgiving not everyone got a piece, so I am making two more for Sunday dinner tomorrow."

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"I made this for my husbands Birthday ....a Banana Cream Pie lover. He loved this and said it was better than Banana Cr. Pie. I will put this in my favorite recipes.

Try it, it is E-Z and oh so good. It could be made a day ahead ...the flavors just get better and better."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2009

"excellent receipe, good for calories and sugar is you use fat free or sugar free cool whip. Thanks for the recipe. rating is 6 - 10."

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2008

"This recipe is great.My husband and his family loves it."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.