Holiday Rib Roast on a Pellet Grill

It wouldn’t be the holidays without a mouthwatering prime rib roast. You can use a commercial rub for this, but I recommend making your own when you get the chance. Put this holiday rib roast in your pellet grill and make it easy.

Holiday Rib Roast on a Pellet Grill

Holiday Rib Roast

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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday recipes, pellet grill recipes, prime rib, rib roast
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 10 People
Author: Derrick Riches


  • Pellet Grill


  • 1 5-7 bone prime rib roast


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon crushed mustard seed


  • Place roast into a large baking dish, bone side down. Combine rub mixture (make a little extra if you roast is big). Apply rub all over the top and sides of the roast. Cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
  • Remove beef from the fridge and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Set your grill temperature for high, keeping the lid closed. Place roast bone side down, on to the grill grate and cook for roughly 30 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to 325 degrees F., and cook for an additional 3 hours or more. Once the roast reaches your desired doneness (I recommend medium-rare or 130 degrees F, or medium at 140 degrees F.), remove from grill and place onto a large clean cutting board. Loosely tent with aluminum foil for 10-15 minutes.
  • Carve rib roast and serve.


  • Pellet Suggestion: Cherry or Apple
  • Photo by: Sabrina Baksh

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