Garlic Butter Prime Rib Recipe

The best garlic herb butter prime rib recipe makes the best herb crust! Serve this delicious meal with your favourite sides for a great holiday dinner.


– 1 5-pound Bone-In Prime Rib Roast – 1 cup unsalted butter* – 5 cloves garlic minced – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – 1/2 tsp black pepper – 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary chopped** – 1 Tbsp fresh thyme chopped – 1 Tbsp sea salt


Heat the oven to 500°F. Dry the prime rib with paper towels and place it in a large roasting pan or baking dish.

Step 1

Mix softened butter, minced garlic, garlic powder, and fresh herbs in a small bowl. Use garlic butter on the entire prime rib. Prime rib fat cap should face up.

Step 2

Roast 5 minutes per pound at 500°F. Prime rib weighs 5 pounds and takes 25 minutes. Release heat and lower the oven to 300°F by opening the door.

Step 3

Keep baking until the internal temperature reaches 120–125 for rare, 130–135 for medium-rare, or 138–140 for medium. Roasting a 5-pound medium-rare prime rib takes under two hours.

Step 4

Insert an instant read thermometer into the thickest part of the roast and wait until the numbers stop moving for an accurate meat temperature.

Step 5

Rest the meat for 15 minutes after removing it from the oven. While the prime rib rests, make au jus or gravy from the roasting pan drippings.

Step 6

Cut the meat into steaks on a board with a sharp knife. Cut ribs from a bone-in rib roast before making steaks. Serve prime rib with your favourite sides and enjoy!

Step 7

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