These Prime Rib Recipes Are The Only Excuse You Need To Make Enough For Leftovers This Year (2024)

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By Camille Lowder
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Let us just say, this is the year to make a whole lot of extra space in your fridge. Why? Well, if prime rib makes an appearance at your Christmas dinner and holiday gatherings, we bet you’ve run into the issue of ending up with leftovers. We’re here to say that, honestly, it’s a pretty great problem to have. You could just eat it on its own, but you know we like to get creative. From high-protein breakfasts to tasty lunches and decadent dinners, we’ve got options here for you. Check out our 19 leftover prime rib recipes for ideas—they might just make for an even better meal the second time around.

Start the morning after your prime rib dinner off right with a spin on steak and eggs. Hot tip: Do homemade hash browns instead of roasted potatoes. For lunch, you can’t go wrong with a sandwich, like our steak sandwich, our Philly cheesesteaks, or our French dip. Looking to take those flavor profiles even further? Check out our pimento cheesesteaks, our French dip squares, and our Philly cheesesteak quesadillas too. You can also turn your leftover prime rib into another spectacular dinner. Check out our Instant Pot pho, our panang curry, our steak frites salad, our beef stroganoff, or our creamy steak fettuccine. Bonus? They all take half the time to throw together using leftovers.

And don’t forget to use those bones. If your prime rib came bone-in, save 'em, roast 'em, and turn 'em into spectacular bone broth. You can use it to make soups or just as an on-its-own sipper that’ll keep you feeling warm and cozy all winter long.

Looking for more ways to use leftovers? Check out these genius ways to use leftover mashed potatoes, leftover ham, and leftover turkey too.

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Best Pepper Steak

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If your favorite steak stir-fry is always ruined by the inclusion of those little trees (sorry, beef and broccoli), then let us introduce you to your new favorite stir-fry: pepper steak. Instead of broccoli, this tender steak stir-fry is loaded with plenty of peppers and a classic, simple sauce that brings everything together with very little effort.

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Beef Stew

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A winter dinner staple, beef stew is the hearty comfort food to make when you need a bowl of stick-to-your-bones, warming goodness. Complete with baby potatoes, veggies, and tender beef, this is a recipe you want to keep up your sleeve, whether you’re serving guests or looking for a make-ahead meal (that will get even better as the week goes on).

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Philly Cheesesteaks

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The combination of thinly sliced ribeye, jammy caramelized onions, and ooey-gooey melted cheese for this sandwich is truly iconic. This is our favorite version, but we recognize that it may not be everyone’s idea of "authentic." Feel free to adjust the recipe to your personal preference and needs (like by using leftover prime rib!).

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Creamy Steak Fettuccine

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Whenever we have prime rib leftovers, this dish is always what we want to make. It comes together quickly and is so full of flavor. Make it for a romantic dinner to make your love feel extra special.

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Panang Curry

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In central Thailand, you're likely to come across this popular dish: panang curry. By reducing the coconut milk, the sauce thickens enough to coat the ribeye (or leftover prime rib), and the use of peanuts gives the curry a bright nutty flavor. Yum!

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Philly Cheesesteak Soup

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Yes, we definitely went there. This is everything you love about Philly cheesesteaks but in soup form (including a bread bowl!).

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Steak Frites Salad

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In French, steak frites translates to steak and fries, simple as that. A common dish at bistros in France, Belgium, and beyond, we took the concept and combined it with American steakhouse vibes for this all-in-one steak frites salad. Feel free to swap in other cuts of meat if you like!

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Philly Cheesesteak Quesadillas

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This easy quesadilla is for those that love that steak, pepper, and melty cheese combo of a Philly cheesesteak but seek that crunch of a crispy tortilla over a hoagie. If you wanted to serve it with some Cheez Whiz on the side, no one would complain. 😉

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French Dip Squares

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These easy French dip squares are loaded with complex flavors (thanks caramelized onions!), AND there's enough to feed a hungry crowd. The perfect shortcut to a French dip sandwich, we'll be making these over and over again (especially when we've got leftover prime rib on hand!).

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Instant Pot Pho

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This Vietnamese beef-bone based soup is usually chock-full of noodles, fresh herbs, bean sprouts, thinly sliced round steak, or even leftover prime rib. The true star, however, is the broth itself. But if you ask any seasoned pho-fessional, they'll tell you that making a proper broth will take you hours to develop the rich and complex flavors needed. If you want to try to re-create this broth without the same time investment, one of the best ways to do this is by using a pressure cooker!

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11

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

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These sliders are like your favorite iconic Philly cheesesteak, made miniature so you can share (or eat more than one!). They’re the perfect appetizer or main for game day, birthday parties, BBQs, and more.

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Steak Grain Bowls

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A double-purpose chimichurri acts as a marinade for the steak and a finishing sauce for these bowls; the not-too-spicy jalapeño sauce provides a tangy, creamy counterpoint—plus, its versatility means it can go on anything and everything (so make extra!).

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Pimento Cheesesteaks

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A delightful cross between a Northern game-day classic and a Southern party staple, the cheesesteaks are loaded with thinly sliced steak, peppers, and onions, and smothered with melted pimento cheese. Leftovers will never be the same again.

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Prime Rib Soup

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Have leftover prime rib? This is the perfect way to use it up! It's chock-full of hearty beef flavor with wintry herbs, red wine, and barley. It's a soup no one would ever feel is made from leftovers, and it completely transforms the beef into shreddable meat that makes up this extra-cozy soup.

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Bone Broth

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If your prime rib is bone-in, save 'em when you're done enjoying the meat! Roast them and turn them into this delicious bone broth that touts benefits like being good for your gut, reducing joint pain, and even making you sleep better.

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Best-Ever French Dip

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Love a French dip? We think this one takes the cake. The secret? That jus! Flavored with plenty of onions, garlic, and thyme, you might wanna make double.

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Steak & Eggs

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Looking for an indulgent, protein-packed breakfast? You're in the right place. Make prime rib for dinner, then have it again for breakfast alongside roast potatoes (or hash browns!) and perfect over-easy eggs.

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Steak Sandwich

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If there's one steak sandwich recipe to commit to memory, this is it. Our recipe is toasty, juicy, and smothered in melty Provolone and a homemade garlic aioli. It's also a great way to give meat like prime rib a new life.

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Classic Beef Stroganoff

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We can all agree that anything involving pasta or a rich delicious gravy is right at the top of the comfort food list. This recipe for beef stroganoff features buttery egg noodles smothered in a creamy beef and mushroom gravy, and you can have it on the table in half the time using leftover prime rib.

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