Foolproof Standing Rib Roast

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Foolproof Standing Rib Roast Foolproof Standing Rib Roast Recipe Courtesy of

One of the family’s favorites for the holidays!

Servings: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 1 hour 5 min
Cook Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Easy

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1 tablespoon Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
1   (5-pound) standing rib roast





Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Allow roast to stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour. Rub roast all over with the House Seasoning. Place roast on a rack in a pan with the rib side down and the fatty side up. Roast for 1 hour. Turn off oven. Leave roast in the oven but do not open oven door for another 3 hours. About 30-45 minutes before serving time, turn oven to 375 degrees F to reheat the roast.

Cook’s Note: Do not remove roast or re-open the oven door from the time roast is put in until ready to serve.

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Reader Comments:


I make this every Holiday. The Best. Just wondering what happened to the Video there was for this? I will be making this Prime Rib today on Easter. You can't go wrong. The only thing different I do is brush some Oil on the Roast first to hold the house seasoning. And I tie the Roast. Love you Paul.

By carol zabinski on April 20, 2014


The first time I made this I was worried about turning the oven off for three hours, but I followed the recipe and it was perfect!!!!! Thank you Paula!

By Shelly Darby on April 20, 2014


very good receipe, please I need the receipe for the gravy that Bobbie and Jaimie did on TV.

By martha tabeira on April 12, 2014


I cooked a 9 lb for Christmas and my family raved and said best I ever cooked. Have a 5 lb in oven for Sunday dinner. Nice to put on before church; turn oven off; then come in and reheat. Thank you.

By Anonymous on February 16, 2014


LOVE this prime rib recipe !! Simple, easy & perfect every time...can't be beat. Thank you Paula

By Georganne Baker on December 28, 2013


Paula, I went out on a limb to prepare your full proof prime-rib for our Christmas dinner as I cooked a prime dinner for a very large group of people, including a retired chef from Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas of thirty years but the absolute faith in your abilities that I have soo enjoyed I said "Let's Do It". I also double tin-foiled russet potatoes to cook with the prime. The Prime came out beautiful and the potatoes were perfect. I questioned not ever opening the oven but that is what your recipe called for, so be it. With two large primes and two hundred dollars later, all I can say is Thank You Paula, Thank You!

By Rhonda Lee on December 27, 2013


Roast turned out perfect!!!!

By Barbara Carroll on December 27, 2013


I marinated my 8.8 lb roast with my old stand-by marinade, and cooked at 375 for one hour; turned oven off; left alone for 4 hours; turned oven back on at 375 and cooked 55 minutes, This was great. Rare in center; ends med to med rare. Family said best ever cooked.

By Anonymous on December 25, 2013


I used this exact recipe and cooking time for a 9 pound rib roast . . . it was perfection. So delicious. Thanks Paula! You rock!

By Corinna on December 25, 2013


Plan on using your recipe for the "foolproof standing rib roast" but I'm asking how would the recipe differ by using a 9.5 pound roast?

By don jackson on December 25, 2013


How do I cook a 7 rib prime rib?

By JuneCousins on December 24, 2013


My husband and I have used this recipe for several years! We look forward to Christmas Dinner every year because of our roast, it is fail proof! In this case size does not matter! Roast is in the oven as we speak! Can't wait til 6pm! Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to y'all!

By Anonymous on December 24, 2013


I miss seeing Paula. I've used this recipe before and the roast was perfect.

By Bonnie on December 24, 2013


Hello Paula What adjustments are needed for a larger cut say 10-12 lbs ?

By JD smith on December 24, 2013


how much time for a 8 lb. prime rib

By joyce on December 23, 2013


Paula, just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas. God Bless you and your family. Sue

By sue on December 23, 2013


How do I adjust the cooking for a 10 lb. roast?

By Susan on December 23, 2013


I have a 5 Bone 14 pound roast how long do I cook It? Thanks Jim

By Jim Looper on December 22, 2013


How do you adjust cooking time for an 11 pound roast? I am way out of my comfort zone preparing this for Christmas dinner

By Kwhite on December 20, 2013


I made this roast last New Year's Day for dinner and it was outstanding and will be fixing it again this year..Thank you so much Paula..

By Jeanie L on December 17, 2013

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