Easy 4-Ingredient Prime Rib


Four ingredients is all you need for a stunning prime rib. Your holiday dinner has never been easier!


  • 6 1/2 pounds prime rib roast (trimmed and tied)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Season the prime rib liberally on all sides with salt and black pepper.
  2. Line a roasting pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil and position a roasting rack inside of it.
  3. Transfer the prime rib to the middle of the roasting rack. Tent the meat loosely with foil, and allow it to stand at room temperature for 1-2 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325° F.
  5. Set an extra large skillet over medium-high heat and pour in the olive oil. Once the oil is shimmering, place the prime rib, fat side down, in the skillet. Sear the meat, undisturbed, for 3-4 minutes, until browned. Carefully flip the prime rib so it is bone side down, and sear for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  6. Transfer the prime rib back to the roasting rack.
  7. Transfer the roasting pan to the middle rack of the oven.
  8. Roast the prime rib for 75-100 minutes, or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 120-125° F.
  9. Remove the roasting pan from the oven.
  10. Allow the prime rib to rest on the rack for 15 minutes.
  11. Transfer the prime rib to a cutting board. Carve and serve immediately.
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