A photo of cooked instant pot prime rib sliced into.

The Absolute Best Instant Pot Prime Rib Recipe

Prep Time: 1 day
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 7 hours
Servings: 8 -
Love prime rib but lack the time to make it? Instant pot prime rib to the rescue!


  • 5 Pound Standing Rib Roast Prime Rib
  • 2 Heaping Tablespoons of Kosher Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 4-6 Cloves of Garlic minced
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth


  • Using a very sharp knife, cut slits in the outer surface layer of fat, spaced 1 inch apart, in cross pattern, much like crossing on a baked ham. Do not cut into the meat.
  • Gently slice down through the meat, following the bones to remove them from the meat. Discard the ribs.
  • Rub 2 heaping tablespoons of Kosher salt over entire roast and especially rub it into the slits.
  • Place the meat onto a plate. Refrigerate the meat, uncovered, at least 24 hours and up to 96 hours.
  • Place the meat on the counter to rest for 2-3 hours so it takes the chill off. At the same time, set out the butter to soften.
  • Heat the instant pot on "more saute" and add a small drizzle of oil. Brown each side of the meat. Remove the meat and turn off the pot.
  • Place the broth in instant pot.
  • Place a trivet in the pot.
  • Season the meat with pepper.
  • Mix the butter and garlic in a bowl, and rub it all over the meat. Carefully lower the meat onto the trivet.
  • Place the lid on the instant pot and cook at high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Leave the lid on and don't touch the pressure valve for 35 minutes. The IP will switch over to warming mode and the meat will continue to cook to 130-135 degrees.
  • Remove roast from the instant pot and heat a skillet to medium high heat with a little oil. Brown each side of the roast. Or place under a broiler. Reserve drippings and place the meat under a little foil on a cutting board. Go to the gravy steps.
  • Transfer roast to carving board.
  • Slice meat into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Season with coarse salt to taste along with any drippings turned to gravy, and serve.

For the Gravy

  • Pour the liquid from the browning out through a strainer into a bowl and set aside.
  • With the pot on the saut√© setting, add 3 tablespoons of flour to the drippingsleft in the Instant Pot. Continue to cook the roux mixture for two minutes, whisking as it cooks.
  • Gradually add the strained liquids to the roux and continue cooking until the gravy is smooth and thickened. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
Nutrition Facts
The Absolute Best Instant Pot Prime Rib Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 898.61 Calories from Fat 730
% Daily Value*
Fat 81.15g125%
Saturated Fat 35.11g219%
Cholesterol 186.51mg62%
Sodium 238.66mg10%
Potassium 647.48mg18%
Carbohydrates 0.26g0%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 0.01g0%
Protein 38.9g78%
Vitamin A 174.93IU3%
Calcium 26.57mg3%
Iron 4.14mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.