Looking for the perfect Prime Rib Sauce to compliment your holiday prime rib? You’ve come to the right place. We specialize in prime rib recipes here at Foodie and Wine, so naturally we have multiple sauce options for prime rib to choose from.
From creamy horseradish sauce to dreamy au jus to buttery dipping sauces, this list has something for everyone. Even your pickiest eater!
First up, pick your poison! What prime rib recipe will you be making this year? Whether you’re looking to make it in the oven, grill or sous vide machine, we have you covered. Maybe you already have one you love. No worries! All of these options are well suited to a variety of different rubs and cooking methods.
Prime Rib Roast
Check out our collection of standing rib roasts to choose from. You can’t go wrong when you pick any of these bad boys. The first listed is one of the oldest and highly rated recipes online! Read the reviews! We’ve had readers make this recipe for the last 10+ years.
Of course the foundation of the flavor profile starts with a great dry rub!! Check out our popular prime rib rub recipe. This dry rub is loaded with sliced garlic, rosemary, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper and kosher salt.
Feel free to replace the dried herbs with fresh herbs, if that’s what you prefer to use.
Sauces For Prime Rib
Finally, pick a sauce or two to serve with your slab of rib roast. Sauce with prime rib is a marriage made in beefy heaven. Most are so easy to make they can be made a few days in advance. It also makes it easy to make a few options to serve to satisfy the array of different palettes.
Prime rib horseradish sauce is the gold standard when it comes to prime rib sauce. It’s creamy, tangy and brings the heat. For those who don’t care for horseradish we have a plethora of choices!
When making, you can use fresh horseradish root or grab a jar of prepared horseradish.
This au Jus recipe for prime rib is our favorite sauce to serve with prime rib, without question. It’s lends a nice salty and beefy flavor to the melt in your mouth prime rib roast only a beef au jus can provide. We also serve it with our leftover prime rib sandwich or even tri tip sandwich.
To make, you can use beef drippings from the roast or replace with butter.
Red Wine Au Jus
We created this red wine au jus for our individual beef wellingtons recipe, but it’s killer on a standing prime rib roast as well. Might we suggest making both au jus recipes and alternate your dipping between bites!
As with all recipes with wine, don’t use wine you wouldn’t drink, as you’ll be able to taste come dipping time!
News flash! Gravy and au jus are two different sauces. If you’re looking for a traditional thicker sauce, check out this gravy for prime prime rib gravy recipe. If you’re into the thin consommé type sauce, either of the au jus recipes listed above is what you want.
The upside of using gravy as the sauce is the ability for it to serve as double duty for the potato recipe you’re probably planning on making.
While not as common as creamy horseradish sauce or au jus, these dipping sauces would make great additions to your table. Bonus – make a double batch and use to toss your vegetables in!
Butter Garlic Prime Rib. Did your tastebuds just salivate cause ours sure did. You can never have too much garlic or butter, so creating a butter garlic sauce recipe for prime rib roast wasn’t even a question. Plus it takes just 5 minutes to make. It’s the same dipping sauce we use for seafood recipes.
Cajun butter sauce is exactly what it sounds like: bold and spicy seasonings mixed with melted butter and lemon. If you’ve ever had Morton’s cajun ribeye with au jus, you know what a treat the pairing is.
If using store bought cajun seasoning, you only need 2 more ingredients: butter and lemon. Plus it takes just 5 minutes to make.
Other Recipes To Use These Sauces
These sauces are too good not to use elsewhere. In fact, we make at least one from the list each week. Here are ways to utilize them:
- Steak Recipes – Sous Vide Ribeye, Denver Steak, and Coulotte Steak would love a good dip in au jus, garlic butter sauce or even horseradish sauce.
- Beef Recipes – Picanha, Smoked Beef Tenderloin, Tri Tip Recipes, and Smoked London Broil would be killer served with cajun butter sauce or au jus
- Pork Recipes – Smoked Pork Chops or Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin could stand up to a ramekin of gravy or either dipping sauce.
- Vegetable Recipes – Either dipping sauce would be fantastic served alongside sous vide corn on the cob, smoked asparagus or air fryer artichokes.
We’ve been making prime rib for 20 years, so ask any questions you may have below or send a quick email our way via the contact us form. We’re here to help!