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Prime Rib Roast Recipe

Looking for the ultimate show stopper for your holiday meal? Look no further than this Prime Rib Roast Recipe. Learn how to master this holiday favorite!
Prep Time 1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 483 kcal



  • 4 - 5 pound prime rib roast about 2 - 3 ribs
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 teaspoons coarse black pepper


  • Remove the roast at least 1 hour before cooking to bring to room temperature. If your roast is bigger than 2 - 3 ribs, you'll want to give it a couple hours. 
  • Liberally season all sides of the roast with salt and pepper.
  • Place roast in a roasting pan with the fat side up. Roast at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 and continue cooking for about 1 hour. Then start using a meat thermometer to monitor the temperature. Remove the roast from the oven when the temperature registers 120 - 130 degrees for medium rare. 
  • Allow the roast to rest for 15 minutes.  After it has rested cut the strings, remove the bones and slice. 


Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.


Calories: 483kcalCarbohydrates: 0.7gProtein: 61.4gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9.3gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 1737mgFiber: 0.3g
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