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 A Holiday Tradition


Every year on Christmas Eve and sometimes New Years Eve, our family enjoys the most amazing standing rib roast aka prime rib!

As most of you already know, I lived in Savannah, GA for 13 years.  There were so many great restaurants and southern chef’s but one stood out from all the rest.

Paula Deen has become known worldwide and is a chef who has her own cooking empire and also lives and has many restaurants in Savannah, GA.  She is known for her southern charm and southern cooking.

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A Standing Rib Roast Recipe


Here is Paula’s recipe for Standing Rib Roast.  It is so perfect that I couldn’t change it one bit!  This  is hands down the best standing rib roast recipe I have ever come across.

Be sure to shop around for your rib roast!  Often, standing rib roasts go on sale around the holidays.  I usually purchase mine anywhere from $5.99 – $7.99 a pound.

So this year why not try this amazing recipe and enjoy a wonderful holiday meal.

Standing Rib Roast |

Standing Rib Roast with Horseradish Sauce
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 6-8 servings
Standing Rib Roast
  • 1 (5 lb) standing rib roast
  • 1 tbsp unrefined sea salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Horseradish Sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh horseradish sauce
  1. Allow the standing rib roast to sit out at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  3. In a small bowl mix together salt, garlic powder and black pepper and generously season the standing rib roast with this seasoning.
  4. Place the rib roast on top of a broiling pan, fat side up and cook for 1 hour.
  5. After 1 hour, turn off the oven and allow the roast to sit in the oven undisturbed for an additional 3 hours.
NOTE DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN AT ALL FOR THE ENTIRE 3 HOURS, it will continue to slowly cook in the hot oven.
  1. After the 3 hours is up, turn the oven back on and cook until internal temperature reaches 125ºF, about 45 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 15 minutes. The roast will continue to cook and rise and additional 15ºF.
  3. While the roast is resting, stir together the sour cream, horseradish and salt.
  4. Cut standing rib roast between ribs and serve with horseradish sauce.
Recipe adapted from Paula Deen
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving


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5 thoughts on “Standing Rib Roast With Horseradish Sauce, How To Recipe”

  1. Mary Messenger says:

    I made this recipe last year and it came out perfect. So easy. Will be making it again on Christmas. Just have to figure out the rest of the meal. Thanks for all your wonderful recipes and ideas.

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      Oh Mary, I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it! One of our families favorites :)

  2. Jane says:

    The recipe doesn’t state if the roast comes out rare/med rare or??? Can you expound please?

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      It comes out medium rare. If you would like it more done or have guest or family members wanting different temperatures, try mixing some beef stock with the pan juices and bring to a boil and turn off. Then just dip the prime rib in the juice until desired doneness is achieved, (this usually is less than 30 seconds).

  3. barrie says:

    You must also be from the north as we always had standing rib roast for Christmas. It was a shock when I married my hubby, from the south, and we had turkey…again…for Christmas!

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