Holiday Prime Rib Roast


Just in time for Christmas, this prime rib roast recipe is simple and delicious! Prime rib is a classic main dish for the holiday season and is perfect to feed a crowd.

Feel free to make a gravy or au jus with the drippings from the pan, too.


  • Time

    90 m

  • 8 servings

  • Cals


  • 4 lb Tacoma Boys Prime Rib Roast
  • ½ cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped parsley


  • Bring to Room Temperature

    Remove the roast from the refrigerator and let sit to bring to room temperature for about 2 hours.
  • Preheat & Prep

    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter with the salt, pepper, and herbs until well combined. Pat the rib roast dry and rub the butter evenly on all sides of the roast.
  • Roast on High Heat

    Place the roast in a large roasting pan or cast iron, bone side down. Transfer to the oven and roast for about 20 minutes or until a sear develops on the bottom and the surface is browning.
  • Roast on Low Heat

    Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue roasting until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 120 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare or 135 degrees for medium. Depending on the size of the roast, your oven, and desired doneness, this will take approximately 1 to 2 hours. Check it at the 1 hour mark and take the temperature.
  • Rest & Slice

    Remove from the oven and let rest for about 30 minutes before slicing and serving. During this time, feel free to make a gravy or au jus with the drippings!

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