A Juicy Prime Rib Roast recipe that is perfect for any holiday dinner! It’s seasoned with garlic and herbs for the most flavorful outer crust you have ever sunk your teeth into!
Easy Prime Rib Roast
This fuss-free, 5-step Prime rib roast recipe is all you need to impress your dinner guests! With basic ingredients like fresh herbs, garlic, oil, and salt/pepper, you won’t believe how easily this recipe comes together.
Best seasoning for prime rib roast
- Oregano, Rosemary, and Thyme. You could use dried, but fresh is best.
- Garlic. Press and grate the cloves.
- Olive oil
- Beef Roast. Prime rib-eye with the bone-in gives the best flavor.
- Salt/Pepper. To taste.
How to make a prime rib roast
1. Chop up the herbs. Finely chop the fresh oregano, rosemary, and thyme. Then, grate the garlic.
2. Mix ingredients. In a bowl, mix the herbs and garlic with the olive oil using a fork.
3. Season the beef. Generously season the beef with salt and pepper and then rub the herb mixture on top.
4. Cook the roast. Place the meat in a roasting pan and bake at 500ºF for 30 minutes, then lower the temperature to 415ºF and cook for another hour. For medium-well, where there is only a hint of pink in the center, cook to about 145-150ºF. For medium-rare, your roast will be done when it reaches 135-140ºF. Always check by using a meat thermometer.
5. Rest. Remove the prime rib roast from the oven and allow it to rest for 20-30 minutes so that the juices remain in the meat when you begin slicing it.
How long to cook a prime rib per pound
The rule of thumb when cooking a prime rib roast is to cook it for 20 minutes per pound. If you are cooking it at a higher temperature, however, it will take a few minutes less than that.
How to tell if a prime rib is cooked through
There are many ways to tell how well cooked your prime rib is, from pressing on the meat to checking its internal color. But the most accurate way to tell if your roast is cooked through is by temperature. Using a meat thermometer, check the thickest part of your roast for its internal temperature.
- Medium-rare: 135-140ºF
- Medium: 140-145ºF
- Medium-well: 145-150ºF
- Well done: at least 160ºF
What goes well with roasted beef?
Prime Rib Roast Recipe
- 4 1/2- 5 lb. beef rib eye roast bone-in
- 1 tbsp chopped oregano
- 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
- 1 tbsp chopped thyme
- 5 garlic cloves (grated or pressed)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Make the garlic herb spread
- Finely chop fresh oregano, rosemary, and thyme. Then grate the garlic.
- Place the herbs and garlic in a bowl and add in the olive oil. Mix all the ingredients together using a fork.
Season and smother the beef, then roast in the oven
- Generously season the beef with salt and pepper and rub the herb mixture on top.
- Place into a roasting pan and bake at 500 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, then lower the temperature to 415 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 1 more hour. I personally don't like rare meat so I cook it just until the pink is almost gone (about 145-150 degrees Fahrenheit using a meat thermometer). But if you prefer medium-rare meat, cook the beef until it reaches 135-140 degrees Fahrenheit.
This recipe was originally posted on December 21, 2015, we’ve tweaked it a bit since then.