Herb Crusted Prime Rib

The Christmas and New Year’s Eve countdown are on. What better way to celebrate than with a luxurious rib roast taking center stage of your table? Herb Crusted Prime Rib is the ultimate way to turn any holiday or occasion into a lasting memory.

Festive Dairy Free Herb Crusted Prime Rib

Is there anything better than putting a slice of thick, juicy, and perfectly cooked beef on your plate? Just add a side of Gluten and Dairy Free Twice Baked Potato Casserole to the table and you have the ultimate feast.


When you start with a gorgeous prime rib roast, it doesn’t take much to allow it to shine. With a few tips and tricks, Herb Crusted Prime Rib Roast is sure to become a favorite holiday tradition, whatever the holiday…even just a Sunday, just because.

  • Standing Rib Roast – D’Artagnan Prime rib roast makes this a meal to remember. As soon as you unwrap the prime rib roast you can see the quality. It will be love at first slice, and that first bite will seal the deal. They carry everything from beef to wild game, duck, seafood, and even pantry staples.
  • Herbes de Provence – Herbaceous and a little floral from lavender, this classic French seasoning accents the rich flavor of the beef without overpowering it.
  • Kosher Salt – Enhances the natural flavor of the beef.
  • Black Pepper – Helps create the crust while adding earthy spice that doesn’t overwhelm the natural flavors.
  • Olive Oil – Used as a binder to keep the rub on and allow that crust to develop.

How to Make Herb Crusted Prime Rib

There are two important factors to creating this recipe, picking a quality piece of meat, and also watching your temperature. It doesn’t take much to impress your friends and family every single time with this meal.

Time needed: 3 hours and 30 minutes

The hardest part of this recipe is the anticipation of that first slice while you patiently wait for it to rest when it comes out of the oven.

  1. Pregame

    Allow your standing rib roast to come to room temperature. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees.

  2. Rub

    Mix your seasonings together. Rub the entire roast with olive oil and evenly sprinkle the rub mixture over the entire roast. Place the prime rib roast in a roasting pan

  3. High Heat

    Place the roasting pan in the oven and allow the rib roast to cook for 15 minutes at 500 degrees. This blast of heat will sear the outside and begin developing the crust.

  4. Cook

    Turn the heat to 325 degrees. Allow the rib roast to cook for approximately 1 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature is 130 degrees for medium rare.

  5. Rest

    Allow your roast to rest for at least 20-30 minutes. This will allow the juices to redistribute into your beef and ensure that you have the juiciest of prime rib roasts.

  6. Serve

    Slice into that beautiful beast and wow your friends and family!


While this Herbes de Provence rub works perfectly on this show stopping prime rib, it also works on any cut of beef. Try it the next time you grill a beef tenderloin or New York strip steak.


The tools for a successful cook of a prime rib are as important as the quality of the beef itself. This Herb Crusted Prime Rib is a special occasion cut, and you want to ensure that you cook it to perfection. Using a roasting pan will elevate the beef allowing air to flow all around it while preventing the bottom from sitting in liquid and steaming. Don’t forget to save those pan drippings for a delicious jus to serve with your beef.

In addition to a roasting pan using an instant read digital thermometer will ensure that you cook your beef to your desired temperature. Always measure from the middle of the fattest part of the beef and stay away from the bone.


As delicious and decadent as that first meal of prime rib is, the leftovers are equally as delicious. They’re great for everything from serving up a prime rib hash for brunch to French dip sandwiches later in the week. Keep your meat stored in plastic bags or an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

Top Tip for Herb Crusted Prime Rib

There is something magical about that first slice of prime rib. To make sure that the juices remain in your rib roast and don’t wind up all over your cutting board, allow your prime rib to rest for at least 20-30 minutes. You can lightly tent your roast with foil while you place your sides in the oven if you like.

Festive Dairy Free Herb Crusted Prime Rib

Herb Crusted Prime Rib

Decadent Prime Rib is crusted with an Herbes de Provence and pepper rub for a new take on the holiday classic.
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Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 roasting pan
  • 1 digital thermometer


  • 8 lbs standing rib roast
  • 2 tbsp Herbes de Provence
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Allow your rib roast to sit out and come to room temperature, about an hour.
  • Mix together your salt, pepper, and Herbes de Provence.
  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  • Rub the entire rib roast with olive oil. Evenly sprinkle the rub mixture over the entire roast. Place in a roasting pan.
  • Allow the rib roast to cook for 15 minutes at 500 degrees.
  • Lower the heat to 325 and allow it to cook for about 1 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature is 130 degrees for medium rare.
  • Let the rib roast rest for at least 20-30 minutes.
  • Slice and enjoy!


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