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close up of a standing rib roast in a roasting pan

Easy Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib Roast is a rich beef roast, perfect for serving on special occasions. As impressive as it is, this roast beef recipe is incredibly easy to make, and will be the star of your dinner! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Beef
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 452kcal
Author Amee


  • 6-7 lb Standing Rib Roast (a 3-4 rib roast)
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon freshly cracked pepper


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  • Massage roast all over with olive oil
  • Place roast, fat side up, in a shallow roasting pan
  • Spread minced garlic all over the top of the roast
  • Mix remaining seasoning ingredients in a small bowl, then sprinkle all over roast until the top is evenly covered
  • Place oven-safe meat thermometer in the center of the roast, away from the bone. Make sure that it's inserted deep into the middle of the roast
  • Set thermometer for 135 degrees F for medium-rare, 145 degrees for medium
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F
  • Place roast into the oven, The roast will cook anywhere from 2-3 hours until the thermometer registers the desired temp
  • Remove from the oven and allow the roast to rest for 15-20 minutes, the roast should be a perfect medium-rare (145 degrees) after it's given proper time to rest.


Nutrition info is for a 6 oz portion of the rib roast.  


Calories: 452kcal | Protein: 44g | Fat: 29g