Easy Yorkshire Pudding Recipes for Your Prime Rib Dinner

Today, we hope to demystify Yorkshire Pudding, prime rib’s delectable companion that often scares off would-be home cooks because it seems too difficult to make. In reality, the ingredients and preparation are relatively simple; it’s the timing that counts!

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Youtube: Jack Show’s Yorkshire Pudding Recipe – Substitute Meat Drippings for Fat/Oil

Easy Yorkshire Pudding Recipe from Prime Rib Drippings – Recipe 1
* Note: this recipe differs from the Youtube Video

Total time: 30 mins. Prep: 10 Mins. Cook: 20 Mins. Yield: 6 servings.


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  1. Sift together the flour and salt in a bowl. – Fox Run Stainless Steel 8-Quart Mixing Bowl
  2. In another bowl, beat together the eggs and milk until light and foamy.
  3. Stir in the dry ingredients just until incorporated.
  4. Pour the drippings in equal amounts into a cupcake sheet pan. Alternatively, into a 9-inch pie pan, cast iron skillet, or square baking dish. – Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan
  5. Important, Put the pan in oven and get the drippings smoking hot.
  6. If using a cupcake sheet pan, carefully take the pan out of the oven and pour batter in equal amounts into each holder. If using a pie pan or skillet, pour the entire batter mixture into the pan.
  7. Put the pan back in oven and cook until puffed and dry, 15 to 20 minutes. Tip: Minimize the number of times you open the oven for progress checks!

Source: FoodNetwork, Tyler Florence

Easy Yorkshire Pudding Recipe from Prime Rib Drippings – Recipe 2
Total time: 30 mins. Prep: 5 Mins. Cook: 20-25 Mins. Yield: 8 servings.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  1. Mix flour and salt together until blended.
  2. Make a well in the flour, add the milk, and whisk until consistent.
  3. Beat the eggs into the batter. Add water and beat again until the mixture is light and frothy.
  4. Set aside for an hour (or, if it’s the day before, cover in the fridge overnight).
  5. If the batter has been refrigerated, allow it to come up to room temperature before using.
  6. When the roast beef is ready to come out of the oven, ready the mixture.
  7. Pour off drippings from roast beef and measure out desired amount (about 1/2 cup should do).
  8. Pour drippings into a 9×12 inch baking dish and place into the oven until the drippings sizzle. – AirBake Natural Oblong Baking Cake Pan 13 x 9 x 2.25-Inch
  9. Pour the batter over the drippings and bake for 30 minutes (or until the sides have risen and are golden brown).
  10. Cut into eight portions and serve immediately. – OXO Good Grips Multi-Purpose Pastry Scraper/Chopper

Source: AllRecipes.com, Yorkshire Pudding

We also recommend: Martha Stewart’s Yorkshire Pudding Recipe – click here

Just give me the Yorkshire Pudding Mix already! 🙂 Here you go:

And there you have it! Yorkshire Pudding isn’t so hard to make, it just takes some practice and precision.

Parting notes: Yorkshire Pudding can also be prepared from lard or oil in case you’re not having a rib roast. As we mentioned above, the key is to make it sizzling hot before adding the batter.

14 thoughts on “Easy Yorkshire Pudding Recipes for Your Prime Rib Dinner”

  1. I prefer recipe 2. Making good Yorkshire pudding isn’t complicated as you say, but you have to be precise both mixing and cooking.

    It’s not a “set it and forget” type of prime rib side dish.

  2. I actuaclly prefer making Yorkshire puddings with vegetable oil for my non-meat eating household. Sure, it tastes different compared to Mom’s…however the cooking process is largely the same.

    Like Jack Show said in the video, you MUST get the oil hot and keep the oven closed.

  3. Thanks for giving us links to the mix. When the house is full of screaming kids I can’t be bothered to go through the ritual of cooking Yorkshire pudding.

    The holidays are tough to knock out of the ballpark unless you have a sous chef to help you.

    • Conceivably, yes – however I think the bacon taste might be too powerful.

      Also, you’ll need a stent in your heart afterwards. 😉


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