How to Reheat Prime Rib Perfectly & Delicately

Prime Rib Dinner
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Prime rib is made to be enjoyed and this delicate piece of meat when done correctly will make you enjoy food and the intricacies that go into bringing it to your plate.

If for whatever reason you have leftover prime rib that you want to reheat, then take a look at this quick guide that will highlight some options that you can try to get things warmed up perfectly.

Go With the Oven

The oven is perfect for reheating prime rib as you are able to control the temperature and ensure that it is heated up properly. If the meat is frozen, you should allow it to thaw in the refrigerator overnight.


  • Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  • Wrap the prime rib in foil.
  • Allow it to heat up for about 20-30 minutes (depending on the size of the meat)
  • You should check to ensure that it is fully heated by using a thermometer and making sure the internal temperature is 165°F.
  • Once it is at the desired temperature, take out and enjoy.

You Can Also Reheat Using the Microwave

The microwave is also another good option to try when it comes to reheating prime rib. This is actually a pretty quick process and it should have it steaming hot in a couple of seconds.


  • Place prime rib in a microwave safe container/plate
  • Wrap with saran wrap.
  • Reheat for 30 seconds to 1 minute (depending on size/microwave power).
  • Check to see if it is heated up properly with no cold spots.
  • Make sure you do not overheat to the point where the meat becomes rubbery.
  • Take out and enjoy.

You Can Do the Stovetop If You Want to be Creative

If for whatever reason, you can cut up the prime rib into strips and sauté them up really quickly on the stovetop. This can be used if you want to add veggies to the dish or make a nice little sandwich. While you will not be having it as you originally had it, it is still a good option to consider if you are experimental.


  • Cut prime rib into strips.
  • Heat up a skillet with some olive oil.
  • Throw in the prime rib and sauté until fully heated.
  • Throw in veggies if you like or anything else you can think of.
  • Take out and enjoy.


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