How To Cook Ribeye Roast in the Oven

Making a ribeye roast is an easy dinner to prepare. You might be surprised at how easy it is to create a boneless prime rib roast. This boneless ribeye roast recipe is perfect for a holiday dinner, a special occasion, or a Sunday dinner. This recipe will give you the best results. You will be proud to serve this simple recipe for a wonderfully juicy ribeye roast. These step-by-step photos will help you through the whole process.

slicing a prime rib ribeye roast.

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Why this is the perfect recipe for you to try!

This is a simple recipe to make. The main ingredients are ones you already have in your pantry. You are armed with these step-by-step instructions. You will be ready to serve your family and guests a delicious meal, no matter the special occasion. It is my family’s tradition to serve this for our Christmas dinner.

What Cooking Technique Should You Use

One thing you must know is that it is easy to make a delicious prime rib roast. Now, we are going to prepare the ribeye in the oven. This is not a pot roast. There is no need to cook this cut of beef in liquid or place it in an oven bag, and you do not need to cook it in a slow cooker. Roasting is the best way to cook boneless beef ribeye roasts.

Season for Best Flavor

Since we are not marinating this boneless ribeye roast roast, we will season the outside. It is best to season the crust of the roast liberally, and then brown the roast, and place it into the oven.

I like to season my roast simply with salt and black pepper. Everyone has salt and pepper on hand, so chances are you have everything you need to prepare this roast. If desired, you could add a little crushed fresh rosemary; I have even added crushed garlic.

Recipe Ingredients for the ribeye roast recipe

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Ribeye roast – you can find these at your local grocery store.
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil – this is what you will use to sear the roast.
  • Salt – Kosher salt is recommended
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
prime rib ribeye roast ingredients.

Ribeye Roast Buying Tips

If you want to learn how to buy a ribeye roast, you should consider the grades of meat. There are many different grades of roast. In the grocery store, you will find three main grades of beef. In my house, we like meats with marbling and fat, which adds flavor and juiciness to the meat.

You will find select, choice, and prime.

  • Prime – less than 5% of beef is graded as prime. A prime rib eye roast has the most marbling. It is also the most expensive grade of beef you can buy. Most grocery stores do not carry prime beef.
  • Choice – has the second most marbling and is priced between Prime and Select.
  • Select – has the least marbling, but it is still a delicious and tender roast.

No matter which grade of beef you purchase, I feel the ribeye is the perfect cut of beef for a Sunday dinner.

How to Cook a Ribeye Roast

  1. If your roast has bones, cut the bones off, then tie them back on. This makes for easier slicing after it is cooked.
  2. Drizzle olive or vegetable oil over the roast and liberally season it with salt and pepper.
collage of prime rib ribeye roast recipe steps 1 to 4.
  1. Brown the seasoned roast on all sides in a stainless steel or cast iron skillet.
  2. Place the browned whole roast on a wire rack on a baking sheet or a shallow roasting pan with the fat cap or the fat side up.
  3. Bake it in a preheated 350 degree F oven for approximately 20 minutes for each pound of meat. Use an instant-read thermometer to read the meat temperature to check for doneness. This moderate oven temperature means your beef will slowly cook and develop flavor.
  4. When you remove the roast from the oven, be sure to let the roast rest for about 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Ribeye Roast Internal Temperature After Resting

Remove the roast from the oven when it reaches 10 degrees below the temperature for your desired doneness.

  • Rare: 135-140°F
  • Medium: 145-150°F
  • Well: 160-170°F
collage of prime rib ribeye roast recipe steps 5 to 8.

How long should you cook a ribeye roast?

The answer is pretty straightforward. Look at the weight of the roast. This will help you determine the cooking time.

Your next concern may be how long you should cook the roast. You shouldn’t worry about how long it takes to cook a roast.

There is a time guide on how long to cook a roast, and you should always invest in an inexpensive meat thermometer. The roast’s internal temperature should be your guide for when to remove this from the oven.

I like to pull my roast out of the oven a degree or two before the roast reaches the exact temperature listed below. The meat will rise a degree or two while it is resting.

Ribeye Roast Cooking Time Chart

chart of how long to cook roast beef.

Rest Meat Before Carving

The meat should rest before carving. Put a sheet of aluminum foil over the roast and wait about 15 minutes before cutting. This way, the juice will redistribute through the meat.

slices of prime rib ribeye roast and two potatoes.

How do you cook a bone-in ribeye roast?

Bone-in ribeye roasts cook faster. The bone conducts heat. So plan on the roast cooking 10 to 15% faster.

Begin to check the temperature with a meat thermometer at about 80% of the cooking time to ensure your roast is cooked to perfection.

What to Serve with Ribeye Roast

You might wonder what you should serve with this roast. I suggest homemade mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, green beans, or English Yorkshire Pudding.

I hope you give this recipe a try! This standing rib roast is one of my favorite recipes for the holiday table. Boneless ribeye roast is a favorite to serve for all of the holidays.

What sauce goes with a Ribeye Roast?

Horseradish sauce is one of my favorite sauces for a ribeye roast, but the Outback Steakhouse Tiger Dill Sauce is also another favorite. You could use the beef drippings to make au jus or a delicious gravy.

How to Store Leftover Ribeye Roast

I recommend eating the remaining ribeye within 3-4 days of when you cook it. For leftover storage, use a container with a tight-fitting lid to keep the meat nice and fresh. If you don’t think you can consume it within that time, it is better to extend its shelf life by freezing it.

How to Freeze Leftover Ribeye Roast

It’s a good idea to carve the meat entirely before you freeze it. By breaking it down into smaller portions, you can take the amount you need from the freezer without having to thaw a large chunk of meat.

You can wrap the individual slices in plastic wrap and then put them in a gallon freezer bag, or, better yet, vacuum seal them to preserve their quality even more! Putting them in an airtight container also works.

How to Reheat Ribeye Roast

Once you thaw the meat, set your oven to 350°F. Grab a large baking dish and pour a small amount of liquid, such as beef broth or stock, into the pan with the ribeye. Cover the pan with foil and allow it to heat for about 20 minutes, checking on it at the 15-minute mark!

If you don’t put any liquid, the meat might dry out and have an unpleasant texture. It tastes perfectly juicy and fresh when you use the oven instead of a microwave.

overhead view of prime rib ribeye roast slices and potatoes.

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Ribeye Roast Recipe

Learn how to cook a delicious ribeye roast.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Cook a Ribeye Roast, Ribeye Roast Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 473kcal


  • 6 pound ribeye roast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 3 tablepoons vegetable oil truffle oil is recommended


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Drizzle a little oil over the roast. Rub the oil over the entire roast.
  • Coat the roast liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a skillet to medium-high, and add oil to skillet.
  • Brown the roast on all sides by sautéing it for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  • Place roast on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
  • Bake approximately 20 minutes for each pound of meat. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. I usually check the temperature after 90 minutes.
  • Refer to the ribeye roast cooking chart and take into account the amount of meat. There is no set time for cooking any size of roast. The cooking time is dependent upon the size of meat that is used.
  • Loosely cover the roast with aluminum foil and allow the roast to rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing it.



Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 607mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 3.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Allan Koster

    I have a boneless ribeye roast and was wondering how long I should cook it and at what temperature. Can I cook it like I do a prime rib roast?

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