These baked pork ribs are full of flavor, fall-off-the-bone tender, and so simple to make! They’re also low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Baked pork ribs on a white plate next to the full tray, as seen from aboveBaked pork ribs on a white plate next to the full tray, as seen from above

Ribs are a long-standing staple of traditional barbeque, and for a good reason… they are simply delicious! However, traditional methods of grilling or smoking require constant attention and aren’t always convenient.

That’s why I love making these baked pork ribs! Prep only takes a few minutes, then you toss them in the oven for about 2 hours. After that, brush them with some barbeque, then throw them back in the oven to let the sauce caramelize.

This method truly couldn’t be easier! And the result? The ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender and bursting with delicious flavor.

So if you’re looking for an easier way to make ribs that doesn’t involve firing up the grill, try the oven-baked method. It may become your new favorite way to cook this classic comfort food!

How to make baked pork ribs

The beauty of this recipe is how little prep work you have to do. Besides seasoning and basting, the oven does all the heavy lifting for you.

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking tray with aluminum foil. Set aside.

Step 2: Lay the rack of ribs upside down and use a sharp knife to remove the tough membrane covering the back.

Step 3: Sprinkle both sides of the ribs with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika, then rub all over to distribute the spices.

Step 4: Pour the olive oil over the ribs and brush until evenly covered.

Two racks of ribs upside-down on a baking sheetTwo racks of ribs upside-down on a baking sheet

Step 5: Place the ribs in the oven and bake for 2 hours.

Step 6: Remove from the oven and baste with the barbeque sauce.

Two racks of ribs basted with barbeque sauce on a baking trayTwo racks of ribs basted with barbeque sauce on a baking tray

Step 7: Turn on your oven’s broiler and bake the ribs for another 15 – 25 minutes until the barbeque sauce has caramelized and the ribs are fully cooked.

Step 8: Remove, cover with foil, and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Closeup of sliced ribs on a baking sheetCloseup of sliced ribs on a baking sheet

Your oven-baked ribs are ready to enjoy! I recommend serving with a little more low-carb barbeque sauce.

What to eat with ribs

Hands down, my favorite side to serve with barbeque is low carb cornbread. This combination always brings a smile to my face.

Another hearty, low-carb option is roasted cauliflower mash. If you usually enjoy mashed potatoes with ribs, then this side dish is for you. For a fun twist, you could also try these low-carb cheesy cauliflower fritters.

If you’re looking for something cool and crisp, purple cabbage salad is a great option. This would be a great pairing for a summer picnic or barbeque.

There are so many classic combinations to enjoy with ribs, it’s hard to go wrong!

Four ribs on a white plate next to a tray of sliced ribsFour ribs on a white plate next to a tray of sliced ribs

Storage

Leftover ribs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should be enjoyed within 3-4 days.

To reheat ribs, wrap them in tinfoil and place them in the oven at 250°F for 30 minutes. If you’re in a hurry, you can also use the microwave.

Sliced ribs on a baking sheet with a ramekin of barbeque sauceSliced ribs on a baking sheet with a ramekin of barbeque sauce

Other low-carb comfort food recipes

There are so many hearty, classic meals you can enjoy while watching your carbs!

From summer barbeques to winter comfort foods, here are a few of my favorite recipes that are delicious, satisfying, AND good for you!

You can also check out this roundup of 10 Low-Carb Ground Beef Recipes for even more healthy and hearty food inspiration!

When you’ve made this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!

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Baked Pork Ribs

These baked pork ribs are full of flavor, fall-off-the-bone tender, and so simple to make! They’re also low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:2 hours 20 minutes

Total Time:2 hours 30 minutes

Servings:8

Baked pork ribs on a baking tray with a ramekin of sauceBaked pork ribs on a baking tray with a ramekin of sauce

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Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (180 C) and line a baking tray with aluminum foil. Set aside.

  • Lay the rack of ribs upside down and use a sharp knife to remove the tough membrane covering the back.

  • Sprinkle both sides of the ribs with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika, then rub all over to distribute the spices.

  • Pour the olive oil over the ribs and brush until evenly covered.

  • Place the ribs in the oven and bake for 2 hours.

  • Remove from the oven and baste with the barbeque sauce.

  • Turn on your oven’s broiler and bake the ribs for another 15 – 25 minutes until the barbeque sauce has caramelized and the ribs are fully cooked.

  • Remove, cover with foil, and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for 8 servings of ribs. The number of ribs per serving will depend on the size of each rib.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
For best results reheating ribs, wrap in tinfoil and place in the oven at 250°F for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Baked Pork Ribs

Amount Per Serving

Calories 329
Calories from Fat 235

% Daily Value*

Fat 26.1g40%

Saturated Fat 8.5g43%

Trans Fat 0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g

Monounsaturated Fat 2.6g

Cholesterol 65mg22%

Sodium 402.5mg17%

Potassium 201.7mg6%

Carbohydrates 5.1g2%

Fiber 1.4g6%

Sugar 2.9g3%

Protein 19.8g40%

Net carbs 3.7g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: baked ribs, barbeque, dairy-free, gluten-free, low carb, ribs

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