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Air Fryer Prime Rib

Air Fryer Prime Rib

Air Fryer Prime Rib -- Are you looking for a delicious and impressive dish to make for your next holiday gathering? Look no further than air fryer prime rib! This mouth-watering dish is sure to impress your guests. Plus, it's easy to prepare using your air fryer. So why not give it a try? You won't be disappointed!

Course KETO, Main Course, Main Entree, Main Meal
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Easy Meals, Air Fryer Easy Recipes, Air Fryer Prime Rib
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 1072 kcal
Author Fork To Spoon


  • 6 pounds prime rib
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoke paprika 1
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup crushed garlic
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, diced


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting.

  2. Remove the prime rib from the packaging.

  3. Rub the prime rib with the olive oil generously.

  4. Then sprinkle the top and sides with salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, and garlic powder.

  5. Cover it with the crushed garlic.

Finally, add the the Rosemary and Thyme all over the meat.

  1.   Place prime rib in your air fryer basket.

  2. Air fry meat for about 20 minutes at 390 degrees. Then turn the air fryer temperature down to 325 degrees. Continue cooking for about 55 minutes.

  3. Use a meat thermometer to temp it and judge the doneness of the inside.

  4. For a medium rib roast you want the temperature to reach about 135 degrees internally.

  5. If the temperature inside is too low, continue cooking for an additional ten minutes and check again. Once you’ve reached your desired doneness remove it from the air fryer and allow it to rest for about 20 minutes before slicing!

  6. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes:

My air fryer will fit up to about an 8 lb rib roast. Make sure to take into account how big your air fryer is when you buy your meat ( and what size piece of meat it will hold). You can always cut the meat down a little as well or ask the butcher for a specific size. 

When you remove the prime rib from the packaging if it’s tied with any strings you can take those off. You can see lines on the meat where this piece in the picture had strings from the store but it’s not necessary for cooking it in the air fryer, it’s better to remove them.

Most prime ribs are cooked medium to medium-rare. This would mean your thermometer should read somewhere in between 115-135 degrees depending on how much “pink” or “red” you like!

Allow the meat to stand for about twenty minutes before slicing it. This helps ensure that the juices stay in the meat more and don’t just immediately leave after cutting. This helps give you a nice moist and tender piece of meat and prevents dryness. 

As with any meat - always cut against the grain!


Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Prime Rib
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 1072 Calories from Fat 864
% Daily Value*
Fat 96g148%
Saturated Fat 39g244%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 43g
Cholesterol 206mg69%
Sodium 516mg22%
Potassium 793mg23%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 182IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.