Perfect Prime Rib

The perfect prime rib recipe can be easy too. This dish has less than 5 ingredients and can be dressed up with rosemary sprigs.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
Stand: 20 Minutes


1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
(6-lb.) prime rib roast (about 3 ribs)
Garnish: rosemary sprigs


1. Combine salt, pepper, and olive oil; rub evenly over roast. Place roast on a wire rack in an aluminum foil-lined roasting pan.

2. Bake at 450° for 45 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350°, and bake 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 145° (medium-rare) or to desired degree of doneness. Remove from oven, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let stand 20 minutes before slicing. Serve with Fluffy Horseradish Sauce. Garnish, if desired.