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air fryer prime rib roast with horseradish rub

Air Fryer Prime Rib with Horseradish Rub

Learn how to make prime rib in the air fryer with this delicious and juicy Air Fryer Prime Rib recipe! Includes a flavorful prime rib rub featuring a horseradish, garlic, and butter crust. Makes a beautiful addition to any holiday meal.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Resting time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 33 minutes
Course Gluten-free, Main Course, Main Dish
Servings 14 people
Calories 516 kcal



  • Preheat air fryer to 375ºF.
  • Remove the prime rib from the packaging. Smear the butter all over the outside of the prime rib. Pour Worcestershire sauce on top. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  • Stir horseradish and crushed garlic together until well blended. Rub the mixture all over top & sides generously. Sprinkle with chives.
  • Place Prime Rib into the air fryer basket and air fry at 375ºF for about 15 minutes.
  • Reduce temperature to 315ºF and continue cooking for another 50 minutes.
  • The meat is done to medium when it reaches an internal temperature of 135ºF.
    Use a reliable meat thermometer to determine this! Always stick the thermometer into the inner most part and away from the bone if there is one.
    If it’s not done enough, continue cooking for an additional 8 minutes and then check again.
  • Remove the meat from the air fryer and allow it to rest at room temperature for 20-25 minutes before slicing it. Cutting it too soon will make the meat dry and tough, so be sure to let it rest properly.


Consider how big your air fryer is when you buy the prime rib. Not all air fryers can accommodate a 5-pound roast. If you can’t find a small enough piece, consider asking the butcher to cut a larger piece into 2 smaller ones. They will almost always do this for you.
Always allow prime rib to rest before slicing it. This will ensure your meat turns out nice and juicy! When you give it time to rest, you'll allow the juices to fully saturate the meat. If you slice it too soon, you risk it being dry because the juices will not be able to permeate the fibers of the meat.


Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 3mg
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