Warm and crispy Toasted Ravioli made from frozen raviolis dipped in egg and breadcrumbs, fried, and served with marinara sauce for dunking.

Don’t miss my other favorite appetizers, like cheesy Bean Dip, Potato Skins and taquitos.

A bowl with toasted ravioli and a small bowl of marinara sauce.

Talk about EASY and FUN for any occasion, these Toasted Ravioli (or “fried ravioli”) are a great appetizer for any occasion. The idea and recipe for Toasted Ravioli originated in Saint Louis, which will always have a special place in my heart (three of my kids were born there)! If you’re from that area, be sure to check out my Gooey Butter Cake recipe!

The ingredients needed to make Toasted Ravioli.

How to make Toasted Ravioli:

  • If the ravioli are not frozen, freeze for 1 hour before preparing recipe.
  • Combine milk and eggs in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Place breadcrumbs, salt and parmesan cheese in a large ziplock bag and shake to combine.
  • Dip frozen raviolis in egg mixture, then add to bag with breadcrumbs. Shake to coat.
  • In a heavy pot pour oil to a depth of about 2 inches. Heat over medium heat until oil is hot. Test it by adding a small sprinkle of bread crumbs to the oil and if they sizzle and turn golden, its ready.
  • Fry raviolis, only a few at a time, for about 1 minute on each side, until golden. Remove to a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with fresh grated parmesan cheese and serve warm, dipped in marinara sauce.
Three process photos for making toasted ravioli, including coating ravioli in egg and milk mixture, then breadcrumbs.

Variations:

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli: Cook in 2-3 batches. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. Spray the bottom of the airfryer with cooking spray and add a few ravioli in a single layer. Spray the tops of the ravioli with cooking spray cook for 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining ravioli.

Baked Toasted Ravioli: Use refrigerated (or thawed, if frozen) ravioli. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Add prepared, dipped raviolis, and spray with cooking spray on top of them. Bake at 400 for 10-20 minutes or until toasted.

To Reheat Toasted Raviolis:

  • Oven: Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Air Fryer: Fry at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes, until warm. 

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Recipe

A bowl with toasted ravioli and a small bowl of marinara sauce.
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 20 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs*
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 20 ounce package refrigerated or frozen ravioli , beef or cheese ravioli
  • 3-4 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Warm marinara sauce , for dipping

Instructions
 

  • If the ravioli are not frozen, freeze for 1 hour before preparing recipe.
  • Combine milk and eggs in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Place breadcrumbs, salt and parmesan cheese in a large ziplock bag and shake to combine.
  • Dip frozen raviolis in egg mixture, then add to bag with breadcrumbs. Shake to coat.
  • In a heavy pot pour oil to a depth of about 2 inches. Heat over medium heat until oil is hot. Test it by adding a small sprinkle of bread crumbs to the oil and if they sizzle and turn golden, its ready.
  • Fry raviolis, only a few at a time, for about 1 minute on each side, until golden. Remove to a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with fresh grated parmesan cheese and serve warm, dipped in marinara sauce.

Notes

Ravioli: The toasted ravioli we always had in Saint Louis was filled with ground beef. Any flavor ravioli will work for this recipe.
Breadcrumbs: if you only have regular breadcrumbs, add 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon onion powder, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder to the breadcrumbs.
Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli: Cook in 2-3 batches. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. Spray the bottom of the air fryer with cooking spray and add a few ravioli in a single layer. Spray the tops of the ravioli with cooking spray cook for 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining ravioli.
Baked Toasted Ravioli: Use refrigerated (or thawed, if frozen) ravioli. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Add prepared, dipped raviolis, and spray with cooking spray on top of them. Bake at 400 for 10-20 minutes or until toasted.
To Reheat Toasted Raviolis:
  • Oven: Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  • Air Fryer: Fry at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes, until warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 13gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 750mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 7mg

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  1. 5 stars
    These are one of my absolute favorites! I fell in love with these while living in STL, but have yet to find them in AZ. I didn’t even think about making them myself – until now. We made them last night and they were as good as any I had in STL. Thanks for a great recipe!