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Banana Split Salad

This is a recipe handed down by my mom, and it's now a hit at my house. Because it's frozen, it can be made well in advance. I find that especially nice when I'm planning a party. —Shelly Korell, Bayard, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    12-15 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed
  • 2 medium firm bananas, chopped
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Red food coloring, optional


  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir in pineapple, strawberries and bananas. Fold in the whipped topping, walnuts and food coloring if desired.
  • Pour into an oiled 13x9-in. dish. Cover and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours.
  • Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 247 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Alliea
    Jul 23, 2013

    It was super easy to put together and totally refreshing. I made it for a dessert on a really hot day so it was a very welcome treat.There are lots of buried "treasures" in it. Pieces of fresh tasting strawberries throughout , subtle pineapple bits , and crunchy nuts (I used pecans) all enclosed in a cold and creamy base.I preferred it very cold - just served about 10 minutes after removing it from the freezer. It can also be very a very "custom" dish. I can see Frozen raspberries in it's future. Very nice.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jul 12, 2013

    I made this salad today and it was delicious. It has been added to my favorite recipes. I made it exactly as written and it was quick and easy to prepare. It could almost be a dessert. A definite winner!  Since I first made this, my husband  wants one in the freezer all the time. I cut it in squares the first time I take it out of the freezer and in that way, it is easier to serve each time. A huge winner at our house. (And, we eat it as dessert!)

  • Jordanmilo
    Mar 13, 2013

    It's not a hit at your house? Why not?

  • glenny010
    Jan 19, 2010

    I made this recipe for a work potluck. It was a hit. Everyone wanted the recipe. Will definately make it again.