You’re gonna want to make these ribs because they practically make themselves.

The other day ribs were on sale at the store. I was looking through the packages and an older man stopped to talk to me about them – he seemed really excited that they were so on sale. Then, while we were checking out, the checkout person also talked to us about them. I guess people really like ribs!

I love ribs too. I don’t know why I don’t make them more, they’re low effort and high reward, making them the perfect weeknight meal. These ribs were the little ribblet/spare rib kind. They come in 1-2 inch lengths and are usually still together as one big long piece. All you do is cut them into individual ribs and boom: spare ribs. If they don’t have any packs of these kind of ribs at the store, you can ask the butcher to cut regular ribs in half or you can just make full sized ribs too.

After a quick toss in some salt and pepper, and a dusting of cornstarch for crunch, the ribs go into the oven at high heat for 40 minutes with a flip right in the middle. During the last couple of minutes of baking, you heat up some oil and softly cook the garlic. For me, the more the better, but you can adjust as needed. Add a bit of honey, water, soy sauce, and the ribs, toss, and you’re ready to eat.

These ribs are crispy, meaty, and satisfying, coated in a sticky, garlicky, honey soy sauce. I almost always want to get honey garlic ribs when we order delivery and I’m so happy I’ve figured out a way to make these at home. We ate the whole batch while watching Youtube on a rare rainy day. It was so good.

An Easy Oven Baked Crispy Honey Garlic Ribs Recipe |

An Easy Oven Baked Crispy Honey Garlic Ribs Recipe |

An Easy Oven Baked Crispy Honey Garlic Ribs Recipe |

An Easy Oven Baked Crispy Honey Garlic Ribs Recipe

Super easy hands off oven baked honey garlic pork ribs: crispy, sweet, savory, and super addictive.
Serves 2
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1.5 lbs spare ribs cut into sections
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 6-8 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • pepper to taste
  • toasted sesame seeds optional


  • Heat the oven to 450°F.
  • Cut the spare ribs into individual ribs. Season with salt and pepper and put everything in a ziplock bag with the cornstarch and shake to coat. Alternatively, toss everything in a big bowl, coating evenly.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with oil. Arrange the pork ribs on the sheet and bake for 40 minutes, flipping the ribs halfway through.
  • When there’s about five minutes left on the ribs, Heat up a touch of oil over medium heat in a large nonstick pan (big enough to hold the ribs). Add the garlic and cook, until soft but not brown. Add the honey, soy sauce, and 2 tablespoons water. Bring to a gentle simmer.
  • When the ribs are done and the sauce is bubbling, add the ribs to the pan and toss to coat. Enjoy hot!

Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
An Easy Oven Baked Crispy Honey Garlic Ribs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 520 Calories from Fat 271
% Daily Value*
Fat 30.1g46%
Saturated Fat 10.5g66%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 1220mg53%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 35.8g12%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 17.5g19%
Protein 26.9g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. CB says:

    The ingredient list doesn’t mention soy sauce at all but in the method, it says there is soy sauce in the sauce. How much do I add?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi cb,
      thanks for the catch, it’s 1 tbsp :)

  2. Natasha says:

    do we keep the garlic cloves whole for this recipe? thanks :)

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi natasha, they’re supposed to be minced, thanks! i’ll update the recipe :)

  3. Amy A says:

    Can I keep the ribs whole if I can’t get them sliced?

    1. Stephanie says:

      yes, you’ll probably have to bake them a bit longer :)

  4. Lucy Burdin says:

    5 stars
    Made this 3x now so good and easy

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