Easy Oven Baked Ribs Use your oven to make perfect pork ribs every time! This oven baked ribs recipe means no grill or smoker necessary to make melt in your mouth BBQ ribs.

Oven baked ribs

We have a grill and a smoker, and I know how to use both…but sometimes I just don’t feel like soaking wood chips and going in and out of the house all day to tend to some BBQ ribs.  I love this recipe for Easy Oven Baked Ribs for that very reason!

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When I make ribs, it’s always pork ribs.  There are different types of pork ribs such as baby back ribs, spareribs, and St. Louis style ribs.  This recipe will work for every type of pork ribs…the cook time will just be longer for larger racks of ribs.

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Before you get started with baking the ribs, you need to remove the silver skin from the back of the rack.  The silver skin is a tough layer of skin on the bony side of the rack.

Here is a great video showing how to remove the silver skin:

After removing that tough skin, pat the ribs dry and then apply the dry rub on all sides of the ribs.  I used my own BBQ Rib Rub which I think is pretty darn good.  It uses common kitchen ingredients.

easy baked ribs

Make sure you pat the rub into the meat so it forms a nice crust.

To bake these ribs, were going to place them on a rack, and were going to bake them for about 2 hours.  Halfway through the baking we are going to wrap them with foil so they don’t dry out.

baked pork ribs

This was a smaller rack of ribs and 2 hours was the perfect time.  For larger racks, you would need to let them go for 3 hours.


I like to poke a knife or a toothpick in the thickest part of the ribs.  If it slides in with no resistance, the ribs are done.

Now its time to sauce them up!  I remove the foil, layer on the BBQ sauce, and put them under the broiler until the sauce starts to bubble.  About 5 minutes.

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Then I add another layer of sauce and cut the ribs.  The easiest way to know where to cut the ribs is to have the bony side up.  Then you can see where all of the bones are and I just cut between each one.

baked ribs

baked ribs

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

Use your oven to make perfect pork ribs every time! This oven baked ribs recipe means no grill or smoker necessary to make melt in your mouth BBQ ribs.
5 from 9 votes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ ribs in the oven
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4



  • Pre-heat the oven to 300F.  Remove the ribs from the packaging and carefully remove the silver skin.  
  • Prepare a baking sheet with a rack, and you can line the baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup.  Place the ribs on the rack and coat the ribs with the rub on all sides.  Be sure to pat the run in to form a crust.
  • Cook the ribs in the oven for 2-3 hours.  For small racks, like baby backs, 2 hours should be sufficient.  Halfway through cooking, carefully wrap the rack with foil.
  • When the ribs are finished cooking, a knife or a toothpick should pierce the thickest part of the ribs with ease.  Remove the foil.
  • Set the oven broiler to HI.  Coat all sides of the ribs with BBQ sauce and place back in the oven for 5 minutes, or until the sauce starts to bubble.  
  • Let rest for 10 minutes and serve with extra sauce on the side.  
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    • Carmen Watson
    • December 6, 2018

    Next to outside grilling these are the best!! Always a favorite here.. thanks so much for sharing

    • Brandi
    • November 14, 2018

    Actually oven is my favorite way to make juicy full apart ribs! Nothing can beat that!

    • Julie
    • November 14, 2018

    Wow, those ribs are cooked to perfection. We love ribs and are always sad when it’s too cold out to grill. Love this oven option!

    • Tayler Ross
    • November 6, 2018

    These ribs look like perfection! I bet they’re full of flavor!

    • April
    • November 6, 2018

    So tender and juicy and delicious!

    • Lisa
    • November 3, 2018

    My husband really loves these and he doesn’t even know I used low carb ingredients!

      • jenniferbanz
      • November 4, 2018

      Mine didn’t either, lol!

    • Joanie
    • November 2, 2018

    It is just too cold to grill at the moment and finding this recipe came at just the right time. Instead of grilling our ribs we used your recipe and baked them – they were fabulous! So tender and juicy – thank you!

    • Melissa Belanger
    • October 30, 2018

    Made this over the weekend and they were awesome and super easy. Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Aimee Shugarman
    • October 30, 2018

    These are amazing. And so tender!!

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