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

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday recipes, pellet grill recipes, prime rib, rib roast
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 meat side up 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: Sabrina Baksh

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