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Christmas Dinner Ideas: Prime Rib Roast Recipe

This Prime Rib Roast is tender, juicy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. It’s one of our favorite recipes to celebrate the holidays such as Christmas!
Keyword Christmas Dinner Ideas
Servings 8
Author Izzy


  • 1 prime rib roast
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh herbs for garnish


  • Remove your prime rib roast from the refrigerator 1 hour ahead of cooking.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Prepare a roasting pan fitted with a wire rack. Set aside.
  • Pat the roast dry with paper towels. Then score the fat on the outside about 1/8-inch deep using a sharp knife in a diamond pattern.
  • Rub the meat on all sides with the oil, followed by the salt and pepper. Place the roast fat-side up in the roasting pan.
  • Add fresh herbs around the roast.
  • Place the meat in the oven and roast for 10 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 325°F. Every 30-60 minutes, baste the meat by spooning of bulb-basting the pan juices onto the meat.
  • After 60-90 minutes, start checking the internal temperature of the meat.
  • Insert the probe of an instant-read thermometer into the center of the roast: 115°F is rare, 125°F is medium-rare, 135°F is medium, 140°F is medium-well and 145°F is well-done.
  • When your desired doneness is reached, remove the roast to a carving board and cover with foil. Let it rest for about 15 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.
  • Slice against the grain. Serve and enjoy!