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Medium Rare Prime Rib Roast

Wow your dinner guests with this flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth prime rib roast. It’s classic, delicious, and so simple.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, holiday
Keyword prime rib
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 5 lb thawed ribeye roast
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-½ teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika for top of roast


  • Melt 4 tablespoons of salted butter (or olive oil).
  • Add kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder, and minced garlic to butter.
  • Stir ingredients together.
  • You can leave butcher string on the roast or remove it.
  • Rub butter mixture all over meat and fat.
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon paprika on top of roast.
  • Heat oven to 400.
  • Roast uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Turn heat down to 325 and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, remove butcher string, carve, and serve.