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Perfect Prime Rib Recipe

Perfect Prime Rib Recipe - This prime rib recipe results in the perfect prime rib every time. With step by step tips for the best prime rib recipe!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time2 hrs
Resting Time20 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook prime rib, perfect prime rib, prime rib, prime rib recipe, prime rib roast, prime rib roast recipe, the best prime rib
Calories: 340
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 (3 - 4 bone) bone-in prime rib, about (10 - 10.5 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


  • Salt prime rib from one hour to up to five days prior to cooking and serving your prime rib. Once salted, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until an hour prior to cooking.
  • An hour prior to cooking, remove prime rib from refrigerator, unwrap and place, bone side down, on a roasting pan fitted with a roasting rack and allow to reach room temperature. At this point add pepper or other seasonings, if using.
  • Preheat oven to 450º F. Then, roast your prime rib for 15 minutes and reduce to 325º F until your prime rib reaches the desired internal temperature, usually 11 - 12 minutes per pound, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Using an internal meat thermometer, remove your prime rib from the oven about 2 - 4 degrees less than the desired serving final temperature you desire. The temperature of the prime rib will continue to rise due to carryover cooking. Tent prime rib with foil and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
  • Place on a carving board for slicing and serve.


Serving: 3ounces | Calories: 340kcal | Protein: 19g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 258mg