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Our Boneless Prime Rib Roast Recipe is the ultimate easy holiday meal! Not only is it melt-in-your-mouth delicious with the most amazing au jus, but it also uses simple ingredients and is easy to make.
This is one of my favorite holiday recipes because not only do we enjoy it the day of, the leftovers are also amazing! I like to serve it up with garlic butter and the best side dishes for roast beef, then use the leftovers for creamy penne pasta or a prime rib sandwich!
Tender, flavorful, and easy to make, boneless prime rib recipes make the perfect holiday centerpiece. Christmas dinner wouldn’t be the same without this incredible rib roast recipe!
Prime rib is one of the most tender beef cuts you will ever taste. It melts in your mouth and is so delicious.
Bone-in and boneless rib roast are both cut from the rib area. It comes from the same section as ribeye steak but is left as a larger piece of meat.
Prime Rib is considered the king of roasts since it has the perfect combination of flavor, marbling, and tenderness.
Store leftovers wrapped in plastic wrap on a plate or in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days. Drizzle a little bit of our au jus over the top before storing to keep the beef moist.
We’re going to show you how to cook a boneless prime rib roast perfectly. To do that, you’ll need:
- Your oven
- A pan with a roasting rack
- Meat thermometer
We always recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure the perfect internal temperature.
Picking the Perfect Prime Rib Roast
Cooking a perfect rib roast starts with picking the best beef at the store. Always look for a prime rib that has plenty of marbling. Those little pockets of fat add so much flavor!
Au Jus Ingredients
- Beef Broth or juices from roast beef
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Red Wine
- drippings from roast beef
You’ll need just a few simple ingredients to make homemade au jus. Follow our au jus recipe for ingredients and instructions!
How to Cook a Boneless Prime Rib Roast
TIP—Take your roast out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking it to allow it to come to room temperature. This ensures that it will cook evenly throughout.
- Preheat the oven to 450°F. Pat your room temperature boneless prime rib dry using paper towels, then rub all over with a generous amount of salt and pepper. You want to give it a good coating!
- Place the roast on a pan with a roasting rack, fat-side up.
Add it to the oven and cook for 15 minutes at 450°F.
After 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 325°F. Cook for an additional 1 hour and 40 minutes (check the exact time for your level of doneness using the Roast Perfect App).
- Once the beef is done cooking, remove it from the oven and transfer it to a cutting board.
Loosely tent the beef with foil for 15 minutes, then carve it against the grain. Always carve against the grain for best results.
- Serve with au jus or garlic butter, and enjoy!
For full ingredient instructions and more recipe tips, keep scrolling to the recipe card below.
Prime Rib Temperatures
Find your perfect degree of doneness by following these guidelines for the temperature and color of the beef:
- Rare: 120-125°F – Bright red on the inside
- Medium Rare: 130-135°F – Pink on the outer crust with a deeper red center
- Medium: 135-140°F – Mauve/light pink on the inside
- Well-done: 145°F+ – Brown, no pink
- Cook the perfect roast every time by getting the Roast Perfect App. Trust me, I use it all of the time for my roast recipes and highly recommend it. It makes everything easier!
- Always use a meat thermometer. This eliminates any guesswork and makes it easy to cook the perfect roast every time. Refer to the degree of doneness chart above to find your preferred temperature.
- Always allow the roast to come to room temperature before cooking it; this will ensure it cooks evenly.
- Always use a roasting pan with a rack for even cooking. A rack allows heat to circulate all around the roast.
- Let the prime rib rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing. This seals the juices in and will give you a more tender, juicier portion.
Finally, when slicing beef, always slice against the grain. The “grain” looks like lines running through the beef. Slicing against it will give you the most tender cuts of beef. This is so important!
Side Dishes for Prime Rib
Take a look at my personal Best Roast Beef Side Dishes – I love this collection! Here are a few more of my favorites to choose from for rib roast recipes:
What to Do with Leftover Prime Rib
Leftover prime rib is just as good the next day! Use up your leftovers in a sandwich, or in our favorite leftovers recipe: Creamy Penne Pasta with Sliced Prime Rib.
Roast Beef Dinner Ideas
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Easy Boneless Prime Rib Roast Recipe
- Pan with roasting rack
Boneless Prime Rib Roast Ingredients
- 3.5 lb boneless prime rib roast
- ¾ tsp salt Kosher is best
- ¾ tsp black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 450°F. Pat your room temperature boneless prime rib roast dry using paper towels, then rub all over with a generous amount of salt and pepper. You want to give it a good coating!
- Place the roast on a pan with a roasting rack, fat-side up. Add it to the oven and cook for 15 minutes at 450°F. After 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 325°F. Cook for an additional 1 hour and 40 minutes (check the exact time for your level of doneness using the Roast Perfect App).
- Once the beef is done cooking, remove it from the oven and transfer it to a cutting board. Loosely tent the beef with foil for 15 minutes to let it rest.
- After 15 minutes, carve the roast against the grain. Always carve against the grain for best results. Serve with Au Jus.
- Roasting Rack: Always use a roasting pan with a roasting rack.
- Always let the prime rib rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing.
- When ready to slice, always slice the beef against the grain. This will ensure the most tender beef