Beet Panna Cotta with Honey

Beet Panna Cotta with Honey is a decadent pudding-like dessert with an absolutely gorgeous color. It comes together in about 15 minutes then it simply needs to chill for a few hours to set up. Making it a perfect make ahead dessert option.

jars of beet panna cotta on a baking tray with spoons

This post is brought to you in partnership with Aunt Nellie’s. Opinions are my own. 

Just beet it! You knew that was going to happen. C’mon. This week is Aunt Nellie’s Beet Week to celebrate the versatility of beets by creating new and innovative ways to enjoy beets all day long. Aunt Nellie’s beets are so incredibly versatile. They work in most recipes, or straight from the jar or single- serve cup (because tasty), which makes them a fit for most any meal category from breakfast to dessert.

Yes even dessert! Hence beet panna cotta with honey.
jars of beet panna cotta on baking tray with silver spoons
While I love roasted beets sometimes I just don’t have time to roast them. Aunt Nellie’s saves you time because all of the peeling, cooking, pickling is done for you, without sacrificing flavor. Did you know that Ruby-red beets are antioxidant-rich, and provide vitamins (like Vitamin A, C and Folate), minerals (like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium) and fiber to the diet? They sure are.

For more information about each of the SEVEN varieties of Aunt Nellie’s beets visit , you’ll also find even more beet-centric recipes to serve to your family and friends.

Want to try them yourself? Aunt Nellies beets can be found in supermarkets across America.  Look for them in the jarred and canned vegetable aisle.

jars of beet panna cotta on baking tray with silver spoons
Panna cotta is my go to dessert. It’s simple. It takes less than 15 minutes to make and the rest is chill time in the refrigerator. It can also accommodate ALL kinds of different flavors. Like beets!

I simply drained and pureed my Aunt Nellie’s beets and added it to my panna cotta base. It’s that simple. It pairs beautifully with the honey and optional walnuts. It’s the perfect unexpected dessert.

jars of beet panna cotta with honey dripping into jar off of spoon

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jars of beet panna cotta on a baking tray
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Beet Panna Cotta with Honey

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Yields 6


15 ounces Aunt Nellie's sliced beets - drained and pureed
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean - slit down middle
1 packet gelatin
3 tablespoons cold water
honey to drizzle
walnuts to garnish - optional


Into a heavy bottom saucepan heat: cream, sugar, beet puree over medium heat. Whisk until combined. Add vanilla bean, continue cooking until warmed through and bubble appear on sides. Do not scorch cream. Remove from heat. Discard vanilla bean.

WHILE cream is cooking, into a small ramekin add water. Sprinkle gelatin on top and allow to bloom.Whisk bloomed gelatin into cream mixture until dissolved.

Equally divide mixture between jars. Allow to come to room temperature and then transfer to refrigerator to chill until set. 2-4 hours.

Garnish with a generous drizzle of honey and walnuts if desired. 


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  1. 1
    Jessica W /

    If I’m being “healthy”, in a smoothie, otherwise, as the natural red color in a red velvet cake.

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    Lisa Brown /

    I like to eat pickled beets right out of the jar or as a side to whet I am eating.

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    mami2jcn /

    I like beets in a salad.

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    Deanna Zampa /

    I LOVE panna cotta, and I bet this beet one would be yummy!

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    Janet W. /

    I like to make Oven Baked Beet Chips!

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    HS /

    I love beets with arugula in salad.

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    ColleenMarie /

    I have never eaten beets.

  8. 8

    This is so pretty! I love beets in salad and risotto too!

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    shelly peterson /

    I like to eat them on there own or in salad.

  10. 10
    Mary Cloud /

    I’m not a big fan of beets but my husband loves them.

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    Steve Weber /

    I enjoy some beets in a salad!

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    Will G /

    I don’t really eat them.

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    Nora B /

    beet hummus!

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    Rust /

    I love beets roasted or pickled, or a beet slaw.

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe /

    I love panna cotta and it never occurred to me to use beets in it–I’m sure that would be my favorite way to consume beets. Such a pretty color!

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    Alessandra /

    The only time I had beets was at a burger place where instead of regular fries they serve beet chips and they were delicious!

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    Debbie Welchert /

    My favorite way to eat beets is pickled. I could eat a whole jar of them by myself.

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    Stefanie Hassan /

    I love them simply roasted with goat cheese!

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    Ellie Wright /

    I like beets in my salad.

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    Leslie /

    The only experience I have with beets is pickled beets on a salad.

  21. 21

    I forget how much I like beets! This recipe is a keeper!

  22. 22
    heather /

    My favorite way to eat beets is on a salad.

  23. 23
    Cheryl B /

    I like to eat beets in salads.

  24. 24
    kesha /

    I have honestly never had beets. I am sure they are delicious

  25. 25
    Lisa V. /

    I like to have beets in a salad.

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    Rachel /

    I like to eat pickled beets on my salad.

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    Starla /

    This not only looks beautiful, but sounds delicious too. I love to add beets to my fresh juices and I also love them in salads, pasta, and roasted!

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    Vicki in Birmingham /

    I like them cold, straight out of the jar! They remind me of the ones my cousin used to can…DELICIOUS

  29. 29
    Bianca T /

    raw and pickled!

  30. 30
    Shirley Shepherd /

    My favorite way to eat beets is pickled.

  31. 31
    Terry /

    I love to have beets in many different types of salads.

  32. 32
    Dana Rodriguez /

    I love using them in smoothies!

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    Annette /

    I like them roasted. This recipe looks so yummy.

  34. 34
    Jen /

    I love beets! I need to try this! Looks amazing!

  35. 35
    Sabrina /

    What a great product for making this recipe so much easier! Such a wonderful kitchen hack!

  36. 36
    Kelly D /

    I like beets with butter or in soup.

  37. 37
    Maria A. Malaveci /

    On my Greek Salad!

  38. 38
    Lauren /

    I like to eat them in salads.

  39. 39
    Jennie Hawes /

    I like to roast beets and use them in a salad.

  40. 40
    Colleen Boudreau /

    I like them in my salad.

  41. 41
    Amanda Whitley /

    I like beets in my drinks.

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    MJ Moore /

    I love pickled beets in salads!

  43. 43
    Brenda Haines /

    On salads and I like to deep fry the small ones and eat them with dips.

  44. 44
    Angela Hendricks /

    I love roasting beets with potatoes and onions!

  45. 45
    Elena /

    I like to make beet soup Borscht

  46. 46
    Jennifer Atwood /

    Roasted and in a salad

  47. 47
    Betsy Barnes /

    My favorite way to eat beets in in a salad.

  48. 48
    Natalie /

    I love to incorporate beets in veggie burgers and salads.

  49. 49
    Mindy /

    I like beets in a greek salad.

  50. 50
    Ashley /

    Hidden in a smoothie would be nice! 😉

  51. 51
    Jenny Ham /

    I am not a fan of beets

  52. 52
    Calvin /

    In stews, canned sliced, and soups

  53. 53
    Jessica Miller /

    In a salad or smoothie

  54. 54
    Lindsay A. /

    Oh wow, this is such a creative use of beets – the gradient color effect is just gorgeous!! So far I haven’t been able to try beets in any particularly creative way, so mainly it’s roasted in a mixed salad with goat cheese or something similar. 🙂

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    Rosie /

    So far, my fav way is pickled, in a sandwich or salad. I’ve tried baking them, and they are OK, but a little earthy tasting.

  56. 56
    Denise Higgins /

    Love pickled beets

  57. 57
    nickie /

    I like beets in my salad.

  58. 58

    My favorite way to eat beets is in Borsch, a polish beet soup.

  59. 59

    We don’t eat a lot of beets, but they find their way into smoothies sometimes!

  60. 60
    Emily /

    I don’t really eat them

  61. 61
    Denise M /

    I have only ever had them in salad

  62. 62
    Kristen /

    I like cold beet salad.

  63. 63
    Tina W /

    I don’t think I’ve tried a beet dish I did not enjoy, but my favorite is beets and feta cheese in a grain salad.

  64. 64
    Kimmy Ripley /

    I am a big big big fan of beets! My favorite way to have them is pickled and topping a big salad.

  65. 65
    Alena Svetelska /

    I like to eat beats with little horseradish and mash potatoes.

  66. 66
    shannon fowler /

    I actually have never tried using beets before. My aunt keeps telling me I need to try. She uses them to sweeten things. It sounds like a great way to make things a little healthier.

  67. 67
    Heather B /

    I love to eat roasted beets

  68. 68
    amanda livesay /

    I cannot get over the color of this!

  69. 69
    Pam Halligan /

    I prefer to eat beets diced over a salad.

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    Stefanie G /

    My favorite way to eat beets is in a salad.

  71. 71
    kelly tupick /

    I like to eat pickled beets in my salads.

  72. 72
    Gail /

    Love roasted beets – saw Martha Stewart once put in foil with ice cubes and throw on the grill – Do that all the time – then toss with whatever your heart desires – Love Beets

  73. 73

    I love a cold Beet soup with sour cream that my fave way to eat beets

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    Ann /

    I love pickled beets.

  75. 75
    Noelle Carroll /

    My personal favorite way is pickling them and eating them or putting them on salad

  76. 76

    I love the color! It looks SO delish!

  77. 77
    Jeanna /

    I’ve never tried beets before!

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    carol clark /

    i grew up on beets just boil them and eat them or pickle them

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    Marilyn Nawara /

    I like beets in my salads — that’s the only way I’ve ever tired eating them.

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    Jacque Hastert /

    Simply amazing! I will have to whip this up soon. Love the color 🙂

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    Sonya Morris /

    I love pickled beets.

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    Susan Christy /

    I love harvard beets as a side dish.

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    sarah s /

    I like roasting beets & sweet potatoes with a maple or honey glaze.

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    Laurajj /

    Oh I love them in my salads!

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    Barbara Montag /

    I am fussy about my beets – my favorite is when they are pickled.
    thank you

  87. 87
    Kayte CookWatts /

    I love beets any way I can get them- they are amazing in potato salad.

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    Chrissy /

    My favorite way to eat beets is in smoothies!

  89. 89

    I like to eat beets with vinegar and basil

  90. 90
    Jesisca Mcfarlin /

    My favorite is beet soup!

  91. 91
    Michelle J. /

    In a smoothie.

  92. 92
    Susan Smith /

    I like beets in my salad.

  93. 93
    Tabathia B /

    I don’t eat beets but my dad eats them prepared by his mother

  94. 94
    Kayla Klontz /

    I most like them pickled!

  95. 95
    Emily Smith /

    I love pickled beets.

  96. 96

    i eat beets plain

  97. 97
    Sarah Mayer /

    I love to put beets in my salad.

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    Tammy iler /

    I have never tried beets

  99. 99
    Cassandra D /

    I usually will have beets with bratwurst.

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    Erin M /

    I make beet and goat cheese crostini.

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    Rivka /

    I like pickled beets in salads.

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    Lisa /

    Just in a salad.

  103. 103
    Jaye Smith /

    Harvard beets or pickled beets…we love beets

  104. 104
    Ae Minx /

    I’ve never tried beets.. but I’m trying to eat healthy, so I guess I’ll have to try them soon

  105. 105
    Kimberly Gifford /

    I like eating beet chips.

  106. 106

    We are what we eat! Thanks to your recipes, I began to look better, lost weight, and feel great! Thanks for the new recipe for the panna cotta, I think that it will please all my friends. I plan to cook this dessert for my birthday party.

  107. 107

    I love using Beets in desserts like this! And these are so gorgeous too!

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