Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce 

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If you’re on the hunt for a show-stopping dish that combines elegance and taste in the most delightful way, you’ve landed in the right place. This Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce recipe is perfect for a wide range of occasions, whether you’re planning an impressive holiday feast, a romantic dinner for two, or simply craving a savory masterpiece.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE PRIME RIB WITH ROASTED GARLIC PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE

  • Succulent Perfection: The star of this dish, the prime rib, is cooked to succulent perfection. Its meaty tenderness, enhanced with a delicious herb and spice rub, makes every bite a true delight.
  • Robust Flavor Fusion: Elevating the Prime Rib’s essence is the Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce. The roasted garlic lends its mellow, nutty undertones to the creamy parmesan sauce, creating a flavor fusion that’s nothing short of remarkable.
  • Impressive Presentation: If you’ve ever wanted to present a restaurant-worthy dish at home, this recipe is your ticket. The golden-brown crust of the prime rib and the creamy white sauce make for an eye-catching and mouthwatering combination.
  • Versatility: Whether it’s a special holiday, a celebration, or merely a weekend treat, this recipe can adapt to any occasion. You can also customize the doneness of the prime rib to suit everyone’s preferences.
  • Easily Attainable: While it may sound intimidating, preparing prime rib is entirely achievable, even for home cooks. Impress your guests and yourself with this sophisticated dish.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE PRIME RIB WITH ROASTED GARLIC PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE

  • Rib roast
  • Herbs de Provence
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil

For the Cream Sauce

  • Garlic head 
  • Olive oil 
  • Parmesan cheese 
  • Heavy cream 
  • Dijon mustard 
  • Kosher salt 
  • Black pepper 

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use regular dairy?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free milk, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE PRIME RIB WITH ROASTED GARLIC PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE

  • Measuring Cups/Spoons
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Roasting Pan
  • Oven
  • Deep Skillet

HOW TO MAKE PRIME RIB WITH ROASTED GARLIC PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE

  1. Allow the rib roast to sit at room temperature for 1 hour. 
  2. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, herbs de Provence, kosher salt, and black pepper. 
  3. Place the rib roast in a roasting pan and rub the seasonings all over the entire roast.
  4. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.  
  5. Bake the roast at this high temperature for 15 minutes. 
  6. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees and continue cooking to your desired level of doneness. See cooking times below: 
    • Rare: 10-12 minutes per pound 
    • Medium Rare: 13-14 minutes per pound 
    • Medium: 14-15 minutes per pound 
  7. Roast until a meat thermometer registers: 
    • 120˚F for rare 
    • 130˚F for medium rare 
    • 140˚F for medium 
    • 150˚F for medium well 
  8. Let the prime rib rest for 30 minutes before slicing. 

For the Cream Sauce

  1. Cut the top off the garlic head, place it on aluminum foil, and drizzle with a little olive oil. Wrap it tightly and roast for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. 
  2. Remove the roasted garlic and squeeze the cloves out into a pan.  
  3. Smash the roasted garlic cloves and add the remaining ingredients: parmesan cheese, heavy cream, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, and black pepper. 
  4. Whisk the ingredients together until the sauce is smooth and creamy. 

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I cook the prime rib to different levels of doneness for different preferences?

Absolutely! This recipe is versatile. You can cook different sections of the prime rib to various levels of doneness to accommodate everyone’s taste.

How can I keep the prime rib warm while it’s resting?

Cover it loosely with aluminum foil during the resting period to keep it warm. Make sure it’s not too tight; you don’t want the crust to lose its crispy charm.

What sides go well with this prime rib dish?

Prime rib pairs beautifully with a range of sides, from creamy mashed potatoes to roasted vegetables or a fresh green salad. The choice is yours!

Can I make the cream sauce in advance?

While it’s best to serve the cream sauce fresh, you can prepare the roasted garlic in advance and quickly whisk the sauce together when you’re ready to serve.

How do I achieve that perfect golden-brown crust on the prime rib?

The initial high-temperature roast at 500 degrees is the key to the perfect crust. Just be sure not to overcook it during this step.

What wine pairs well with prime rib?

A rich red wine like a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Bordeaux will complement the prime rib’s flavors beautifully.

Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

Savor the succulent Prime Rib with the rich and flavorful Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce, a perfect pairing of elegance and taste.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 1175kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • roasting pan
  • Oven
  • deep skillet

Ingredients

  • 5-6 lb rib roast
  • 2 tbsp herbs de Provence
  • tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic head
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz parmesan cheese
  • cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Allow the rib roast to sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • In a bowl, combine the olive oil, herbs de Provence, kosher salt, and black pepper.
  • Place the rib roast in a roasting pan and rub the seasonings over the entire roast
  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  • Bake the roast at this high temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees and continue cooking to your desired level of doneness (see notes).
  • Roast until a meat thermometer registers to your desired doneness (see notes).
  • Let the prime rib rest for 30 minutes before slicing.
  • Cut the top off the garlic head, place it on aluminum foil, and drizzle with a little olive oil. Wrap it tightly and roast for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Remove the roasted garlic and squeeze the cloves out into a pan.
  • Smash the roasted garlic cloves and add the remaining ingredients: parmesan cheese, heavy cream, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, and black pepper.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until the sauce is smooth and creamy.

Notes

Desired Doneness
  • Rare: 10-12 minutes per pound
  • Medium Rare: 13-14 minutes per pound
  • Medium: 14-15 minutes per pound
Internal Temperature
  • 120˚F for rare
  • 130˚F for medium rare
  • 140˚F for medium
  • 150˚F for medium well

Nutrition

Serving: 1Prime Rib | Calories: 1175kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 106g | Saturated Fat: 47g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 44g | Cholesterol: 241mg | Sodium: 1486mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 918IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 409mg | Iron: 6mg
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With its tender prime rib encased in a golden-brown, flavor-packed crust and the creamy parmesan sauce that’s simply heavenly, this recipe is a true masterpiece. Prepare to impress and delight your taste buds with this ultimate show-stopping dish that’s bound to become a staple at your table.

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