Prime Rib and Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours + standing


2 servings

Updated: Jan. 29, 2022
I've discovered a variety of small roasts that work well for two, without creating leftovers for the rest of the week. This prime rib is perfect for a holiday meal when company isn't coming. The portion for each is generous, and the flavor is unsurpassed. -Richard Fairchild, Tustin, California


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bone-in beef rib roast (about 3 pounds and 2 ribs)
  • 2 large baking potatoes


  1. Combine the oil and garlic; rub evenly over roast. Place roast, fat side up, in a small roasting pan. Place a potato on each side of roast. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; medium-well, 170°). Let stand for 10 minutes before carving.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving equals 1,807 calories, 120 g fat (46 g saturated fat), 370 mg cholesterol, 309 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 109 g protein.