Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Prime Rib is definitely the king of meats! This is a simple, yet elegant and impressive entree for your Christmas feast. From

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the roast in a roasting pan with the fatty side up.
  2. Loosen the fat from the meat by cutting with a sharp knife.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme.
  4. Spread the mixture under the fatty side and over it as well.
  5. Secure with kitchen twine.
  6. Let the roast sit out at room temperature, no longer than one hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  8. Bake the roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 325 and continue roasting for an additional 60 to 75 minutes.
  9. The Internal temperature of the roast should be at 145 degrees F (53 degrees C) for medium rare.
  10. Allow the roast to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving so the meat can retain its juices.
Most Helpful

Awesome recipe, I have used this recipe many times on pork roast and standing rib roast. I stumbled on this recipe on another site and modified it a little. Made a paste with the olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, minced roasted garlic, then followed the rest of the recipe. I take mine out of the oven at 115 degrees F and let it rest and the temp will rise about ten more degrees for rare. Most of my family prefers rare prime rib. Serve with pineapple salsa.

mandcris December 12, 2009

Just about the best I have had. Hubby insists I make this when we have a special occasion. Easy, and IDEAL for those of us who don't think to prepare the meat 24 hours in advance! Thanx!

Dawna E. December 29, 2014

Oh my goodness, this was the BEST prime rib I have ever made and tasted! It was a BIG hit with everyone this Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful recipe. This will be the only prime rib that I will make from now on. We LOVED it.

tazzz70 December 26, 2014