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My Leftover Prime Rib recipes are the perfect way to use up your prime rib leftovers from the holidays! If you’re asking yourself what to do with leftover prime rib, I have the perfect answer right here!

These recipes may start off with leftover prime rib but they certainly don’t taste like leftovers! They are amazing and will make your family feel like they are tasting an entirely new meal!

leftover prime rib pasta in a skillet
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Leftover Prime Rib Recipes

I love making a beautiful rib roast over the holidays for my family. Every year, one of my favorite things to do is to figure out what to do with prime rib leftovers – my family always tries something new!

But of course, I have a few staple favorite recipes for leftover prime rib. It’s a cut of beef that suits so many different dishes: you can add it to everything from pasta to sandwiches, stir-fries, and casseroles.

  • Leftover Prime Rib Pasta: One of my all-time favorite leftover recipes. I will show you how to make the most amazing creamy pasta recipe with sliced prime rib! This amazing recipe is below.
  • Leftover Prime Rib Nachos: This recipe is so fun and so delicious! Follow the recipe for Steak Nachos but substitute prime rib!
  • Leftover Prime Rib Grilled Cheese: Use this delicious recipe for pot roast grilled cheese and elevate it by using prime rib. It is just amazing!
  • Leftover Prime Rib Stroganoff: My beef stroganoff Instant Pot recipe is as easy as can be. Instead of ground beef, use your leftover rib roast.
  • Leftover Prime Rib Casserole: Make my keto cheeseburger casserole, but use thinly sliced rib roast instead of ground beef. It is so amazing this way.
  • Leftover Prime Rib Stir Fry: Try my easy beef stir fry recipe, but instead of steak use your leftovers. My family is obsessed with prime rib stir fry!
  • Leftover Prime Rib Roast Sandwich: One of my favorite dishes to make using leftovers is this Hot Roast Beef Sandwich using caramelized onions.
  • Prime Rib Poutine: I love making my poutine recipe using leftover rib roast – it is incomparable! You have to try it this way.
  • Prime Rib Sliders: These fun cheesesteak sliders are so good when substituting thinly sliced Rib Roast!
  • Prime Rib Tacos: These tacos are so good! I follow the recipe for my carne asada tacos and substitute the leftover rib roast.

What to do with Leftover Prime Rib

My creamy penne pasta is one of my favorite ways to use up holiday leftovers. It’s ready in less than 30 minutes and beyond flavorful.

It’s like Applebee’s creamy penne pasta with sliced prime rib, but better, complete with cremini mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and a creamy pasta sauce.

My family loves this recipe so much that it is a regular at our table. Although we love it made with prime rib, it is also a perfect solution for leftover steak, smoked brisket, beef tenderloin, and basically any leftover beef you may have.

I have been known to buy extra beef just so I could make this favorite creamy pasta with the leftovers. I know you’re going to love my prime rib leftover pasta recipe as much as my family and I do!

serving leftover prime rib pasta on a white plate

Leftover Prime Rib Pasta Recipe Ingredients

  • leftover prime rib
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • heavy cream
  • penne pasta
  • onion, finely chopped
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • mushrooms, sliced
  • sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley, to taste
  • grated parmesan, optional

How to Make Leftover Prime Rib Pasta

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add onion and cook until translucent, then add garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Add sliced mushrooms and butter and cook until tender, 5-6 minutes, constantly stirring.
  3. Add heavy cream, lowering the heat. Let it simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce reduces.
  4. Mix in sun-dried tomatoes, salt and pepper, and parsley to taste. Stir to incorporate everything, then remove the skillet from the heat.
  5. Slice leftover prime rib into thin slices.
  6. In the meantime, cook penne pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water. Remove pasta from the heat about 2 minutes before the time indicated on the box, so the pasta is slightly underdone.
  7. Drain in a colander and immediately add to the skillet with the cream sauce.
  8. Finally, add the sliced prime rib and return to the heat, stirring for 1 minute to mix everything. Serve and enjoy!

It turned out wonderful. We had prime rib again this new year. will make this tomorrow. I also make my own sun dried tomatoes.!!

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creamy leftover prime rib pasta in a skillet with a wooden spoon

Leftover Prime Rib Recipes Tips

  • Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water, and leave it al dente. Once cooked, drain and immediately add to the sauce.
  • Don’t let the pasta sit in the colander; it might stick together and continue cooking.
  • Slice the prime rib against the grain in thin slices.
  • Use my prime rib temperature chart to find the ideal temps for prime rib.

Leftover Prime Rib Recipe FAQs

How long is spare prime rib good for?

Prime rib leftovers last 5-7 days in the refrigerator wrapped tightly in plastic or foil or stored in an airtight container.

How do you freeze cooked prime rib?

Allow prime rib to come to room temperature, then wrap in freezer paper and a layer of plastic wrap. Label it with the freezing date and store it for up to 1 month.

Why is prime rib so expensive?

Prime rib is expensive because it is considered one of the best cuts of meat. As the highest grade of rib roast you can buy, prime rib is juicy, tender, and well-marbled. Because it is a pricier cut of beef, you want to make the most out of every bite – which is why it’s so important to make amazing leftover prime rib recipes.

pouring wine next to two plates of leftover prime rib pasta

Prime Rib Leftover Recipes Substitutions

  • You can use half and half instead of heavy cream for lighter pasta.
  • Add grated Parmesan for extra richness to the buttery, creamy sauce.
  • Use mixed mushrooms instead of cremini mushrooms if you prefer.
  • Always use any leftover beef and steak recipes you may have. Trust me, this pasta is so amazing, and it will elevate any cut of beef.

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Leftover Prime Rib Recipes

Leftover prime rib pasta is one of the best ways to use up holiday leftovers. It’s creamy, flavorful, and takes very little time to make!

Prep Time15 minutes

Cook Time30 minutes

Total Time45 minutes

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: leftover prime rib, Leftover Prime Rib Recipes, prime rib leftovers, what to do with leftover prime rib

Servings: 4

Calories: 870kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

  • Large pot

  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb leftover prime rib
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb. penne pasta or pasta of your choice
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. cremini mushrooms, sliced or mushrooms of your choice
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley, optional
  • grated parmesan, optional

See our Beef Temperature Chart for helpful tips on cooking any cut of beef!

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add onion and cook until translucent, then add garlic and cook for another minute. Next, add sliced mushrooms and butter and cook until tender, 5-6 minutes, constantly stirring.

    2 Tablespoons olive oil, 2 Tablespoon butter, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1 lb. cremini mushrooms, sliced or mushrooms of your choice, ½ onion, finely chopped

  • Add heavy cream, lowering the heat. Let it simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce reduces.

    1 cup heavy cream

  • Next, mix in sun-dried tomatoes, salt and pepper, and parsley to taste. Stir to incorporate everything, then remove the skillet from the heat.

    1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped, sea salt and pepper, to taste, fresh parsley, optional

  • Slice leftover prime rib into thin slices. In the meantime, cook penne pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water. Remove pasta from the heat about 2 minutes before the time indicated on the box, so the pasta is slightly underdone. Drain in a colander and immediately add to the skillet with the cream sauce.Finally, add the sliced prime rib and return to the heat, stirring for 1 minute to mix everything together. Serve and enjoy!

    ¾ lb leftover prime rib, 1 lb. penne pasta or pasta of your choice, grated parmesan, optional

Notes

  • Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water, and leave it a bit al dente. Once cooked, drain and immediately add to the sauce.
  • Don’t let the pasta sit in the colander, or it might stick together and continue cooking.
  • You can use half and half in place of heavy cream for a lighter pasta.
  • Add grated Parmesan for extra richness to the buttery, creamy sauce.
  • Use mixed mushrooms instead of cremini mushrooms if you prefer.

Nutrition

Calories: 870kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 1742mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1303IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 5mg

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