Easy Small Roasted Prime Rib Recipe

Here's how to make the best prime rib roast for a small gathering. You can easily scale up this recipe for a larger crowd.


Total Time: 60+ minutes (not including rest time)

Yield: 4-6 servings

Let's get started!

This is how to cook a perfect prime rib roast for a small gathering, use it for your next dinner party or family event! This flavorful crust will make everyone happy.



Prime Rib

beef broth


salt & pepper

olive oil





red wine

Bring the meat to room temperature and pat it with a paper towel until dry.

Step 1

Mix the garlic, herbs, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a bowl to form a paste.

Step 2

Rub the paste on all sides of the prime rib. Then, add the beef broth and water to the bottom of the roasting pan.

Step 3

Roast for 15 minutes and then reduce the temperature. Continue roasting until it is 10ºF below your desired temperature. 

Step 4

Monitor the temperature using an instant-read thermometer.

Step 5

Transfer the roasted meat to a cutting board and tent it with foil for at least 30 minutes.

Step 6

Make the Au Jus Sauce and cook until it has a nice rich flavor. 

Step 7

Roasted Prime Rib Tips:

Let your prime rib roast come to room temperature on the counter!

Keep an eye on your small prime rib roast!

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