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Instant Pot Prime Rib Recipe Perfection

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This prime rib recipe is my go-to for a hearty, flavorful meal. It's simple, yet impressive, cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot. Tender, juicy, and packed with taste - it's a real crowd-pleaser!

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Boy, do I love a good prime rib. Tender, juicy, and brimming with flavor - it's the king of roasts! Now imagine all that goodness made quicker and easier in an Instant Pot. Trust me, this Instant Pot prime rib recipe is your ticket to a stress-free, scrumptious meal. It's simple, it's foolproof, and it's gonna leave your taste buds singing. Go on, give it a whirl!

Ingredients for the Perfect Instant Pot Prime Rib

  • Prime rib roast: The star of the dish, tender and flavorful cut of meat that is the centerpiece of this prime rib recipe.
  • Olive oil: Adds richness and helps to sear the prime rib, enhancing flavor and creating a delicious crust on the meat.
  • Garlic powder: Infuses the prime rib with a savory garlic flavor, complementing the richness of the meat and adding depth of taste.
  • Beef broth: Provides moisture and depth of flavor to the prime rib, enhancing the overall taste and juiciness of the dish.

Essential Tools for Making Prime Rib in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Cooks the prime rib quickly under pressure, ensuring a tender and juicy result.
  • Trivet: Elevates the prime rib above the liquid to prevent it from boiling and helps with even cooking.

Instant Pot Prime Rib Recipe Perfection

This Instant Pot Prime Rib Recipe is perfect for a special occasion or holiday meal. It's quick, easy, and results in a tender, flavorful roast.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 550 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 3 lb prime rib roast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup beef broth


  • Rub the prime rib roast with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Pour beef broth into the Instant Pot.
  • Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and put the seasoned prime rib roast on top.
  • Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes per pound.
  • Allow for a natural pressure release for 15 minutes before manually releasing any remaining pressure.
  • Remove the prime rib from the Instant Pot and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


For best results, use a meat thermometer to ensure the prime rib reaches your desired level of doneness.


Calories: 550kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 35gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 600mgPotassium: 450mgVitamin A: 10IUCalcium: 20mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Holiday, Instant Pot, Prime Rib
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Can You Make Instant Pot Prime Rib Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Season the prime rib roast as directed and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking.

Freezing Instructions

  • After seasoning, wrap the prime rib roast tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
  • Place it in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before cooking as instructed.

When cooking prime rib in the Instant Pot, adding a splash of red wine to the beef broth can enhance the flavor profile of the dish.

Common Questions About Cooking Prime Rib in the Instant Pot

How long does it take to cook prime rib in the Instant Pot?
Cooking time for prime rib in the Instant Pot is 6 minutes per pound on high pressure.
Do I need to let the pressure release naturally after cooking?
Yes, it's recommended to allow for a natural pressure release for 15 minutes before manually releasing any remaining pressure.
Can I use water instead of beef broth?
While water can be used, beef broth adds more flavor to the prime rib.
Should I sear the prime rib before cooking it in the Instant Pot?
Searing the prime rib before cooking is optional but can enhance the flavor and appearance of the roast.
How should I store leftover prime rib?
Leftover prime rib can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

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