When you have images of a warm, festive holiday dancing in your head, does a showpiece entrée that’s brimming with super savory flavor come to mind? It should!
After all, the holidays beg for the season’s best. And what else says “we pulled out all the stops” more than a succulent prime rib roast? Now I know prime rib roast looks intimidating, but I think you’ll find it’s surprisingly simple to make.
At no point will you need to call culinary 911. Our easy recipe calls for only six ingredients and takes five minutes to prep. This mostly hands-off recipe has “set it and forget it” written all over it. So you get to impress your guests without the stress!
One of the main reasons why I love this delicious, no-fuss prime rib roast so much is that it’s packed with protein. And when it comes to your bones, protein is especially important. Protein makes up roughly one-third of your bone mass and half of your bone volume.1
Plus, prime rib is rich in phosphorus, zinc, iron, and selenium. Moreover, it’s packed with niacin, vitamins B-6 and B-12. All essential nutrients for healthy bones — making this the easiest, bone healthy Christmas prime rib you’ll ever make.
Your holiday menu is getting ready to get a lot more delicious — not to mention fancy!
Christmas Prime Rib Roast Recipe
- 4 lb prime rib roast room temperature
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp dry rosemary
- 1 tbsp dry thyme
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
- Pat your roast dry, with a cloth or paper towel, to remove excess moisture.
- Coat roast in olive oil, then rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Place roast on a roasting sheet lined with aluminum foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes. If your roast is bigger than 4lbs, add an additional five minutes per lb.
- After 20 minutes, turn off the oven and do not open the door for two hours. If you open the oven, the residual heat will not maintain its temperature and the roast will not cook properly. Trust the process!
- Remove the roast from the oven and allow it to rest for five minutes before carving. Your roast should have an internal temperature of 130 degrees F out of the oven. This will result in a rested roast temp of 135 degrees — which in terms of beef doneness is on the low end of medium.
What is Prime Rib Roast
A prime rib roast is a classic roast beef preparation made from the beef rib primal cut. It’s cut from the back of the steer’s upper rib section and consists of six to seven ribs.
What makes prime rib so special? Since the prime rib is a muscle that’s not heavily used, it’s tender, juicy, and extremely flavorful.
How to Cook Prime Rib
Set more than the table — set the stage with a party-perfect presentation featuring our prime rib roast.
Although it’s super simple to make, this roast is filled with an incredible, obsession-worthy flavor — the kind that will keep your guests coming back for seconds and thirds.
Slow to cook and quick to be devoured, this prime rib recipe guarantees a succulent and juicy roast every time. All it takes is a simple mix of aromatics and seasonings to create a flavorful roast that all your guests will love!
And speaking of love, how can you not fall for a recipe that only takes a handful of minutes to prep? This fuss-free beauty makes you get out of the kitchen. So enjoy your company — that’s what you’ll remember most.
Discover More Delicious, Bone-Healthy Holiday Recipes
There’s no doubt about it — prime rib roast is the quintessential sophisticated holiday entree. With its remarkable flavor and texture, this restaurant-worthy dish is in a league of its own.
Trust me, when you bring this delectable prime rib roast to the table, it will be clear it’s the star of your meal. So keep everything else pure and simple. And serve your roast with this scrumptious truffled parsnip puree.
A perfect harmony of tastes, this oh-so-savory roast is meant to be paired with the delicate sweetness of parsnip puree. Plus, together these two look almost as good as they taste. Almost.
Now once you’ve served this stunning meal all you need is a dessert that will end the meal on an even higher note. This gorgeous sweet potato cheesecake parfait has good looks, delectable flavors, and is easy to put together.
All our holiday recipes are loaded with antioxidants, protein, vitamins, and minerals. So your bones will love it as much as your taste buds. I’d love to hear what you think about the recipe. So don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know how you enjoyed it!
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- The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol 87, Issue 5, May 2008, Pgs 1567S–1570S.