Fried Ravioli is one of my favorite appetizers. It's crispy and so delicious and very easy to make. If you are looking for a family-friendly Italian appetizer then this toasted ravioli recipe is for you.
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
- This recipe is quick and easy to make - you can have a plate of crispy fried ravioli ready in under an hour.
- It's a great appetizer but goes well with any meal too - pasta, salad, bread, soup... you name it!
- Kids love this recipe. It's a great way to get them to try something different with pasta/ravioli and they'll love the crispy texture of fried ravioli.
It's quick and easy to make so it won't take up much of your time, but the crispy fried ravioli will be devoured in minutes.
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Note: The full list of this Toasted Ravioli recipe ingredients with their amounts and options are listed in the recipe card below.
- Roma tomatoes
- Olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Fresh basil - chopped
- Panko crumbs -- may substitute Italian bread crumbs
- Parmesan cheese
- Frozen Ravioli -- store-bought or homemade ravioli
- Peanut oil -- may use vegetable oil
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
- Fresh parsley - minced
Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The full instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Beat together the eggs and milk in a small bowl.
- Coat the ravioli in the flour mixture.
- Then dip the floured ravioli into the egg wash.
- Lastly, roll the ravioli into the seasoned breadcrumbs.
- Set the breaded ravioli to the side on a rack so that the breadcrumbs harden.
- Meanwhile, toss the sauce ingredients into a baking dish.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
- Mash the sauce ingredients to leave a slightly chunky sauce.
- Top the baked dip with fresh basil.
- Fry the ravioli in batches until crisp and golden, 2-3 minutes.
- Drain the toasted ravioli on a cooling rack on top of a sheet pan.
- Place the dipping sauce in a bowl and serve alongside the ravioli
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You’ll need the following items to make toasted ravioli successfully.
- Baking dish -- for making the tomato dipping sauce
- Shallow bowls for dipping the ravioli
- Deep pot for frying
- Spider for removing fried ravioli
- Baking tray with rack
These are the questions we are most frequently asked about making Fried Ravioli.
Usually, toasted ravioli does have meat in it, but you can use cheese if you prefer.
You can bread the deep-fried ravioli but I don't recommend that you fry it ahead of time.
Yes, you can freeze deep-fried ravioli for up to three months.
Yes, Olive Garden does have toasted ravioli.
- When breading your ravioli always make sure that you start with the flour first.
- If you want a thicker crust then double-dip your ravioli into the egg wash and then into the breadcrumbs.
- Do not crowd your pan when frying your ravioli - fry in batches so that they do not stick together.
- It is best to use frozen ravioli when deep-frying.
- Don't fry too many ravioli at once, you'll overcrowd the pot and they will not be as crispy.
- Use all cheese ravioli if you prefer cheese only.
- Add crushed red pepper to the breadcrumbs if you want a spicy toasted ravioli.
- You can also add spice to the sauce by adding crushed red pepper flakes.
This toasted ravioli recipe is best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
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- Italian Drunken Noodles are beefy, cheesy, and packed full of flavor.
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📝 Recipe Card
What's not to love about fried ravioli? This Italian-American classic is the perfect appetizer or snack, and it's easy to make at home.
Next time try this appetizer using our homemade Triple Mushrooms Ravioli recipe.
And if you think that a party starts with a fried appetizer, then you've got to try out our recipe for Deep Fried Oysters with the Homemade spicy cocktail sauce.
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Fried Ravioli With Spicy Roasted Tomato Dipping Sauce
- 2 ½ cups Roma tomatoes quartered (1 pound)
- ¼ cup Onion chopped
- 4 Garlic cloves
- 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
- ½ teaspoon Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil chopped
- 1 cup Panko crumbs fine texture
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 1 Tablespoon Paprika
- 3 Eggs
- 3 Tablespoon Milk
- 9 oz. Frozen ravioli *
- ¾ cup All-purpose flour
- 4 cups Peanut oil **
- Shredded Parmesan optional
- Minced Italian parsley optional
- Preheat oven to 450℉.
- Toss the sauce ingredients together in a casserole dish.
- Roast 35-40 minutes, or until tomatoes are soft. Mash with a potato masher or fork, keeping tomatoes a bit chunky.
- Stir in the basil. The sauce can be made ahead.
- Place the flour in a resealable plastic bag. Combine the Panko crumbs, Parmesan, and paprika in another resealable plastic bag or a shallow pan.
- Beat the eggs and milk together in a bowl.
- Dredge the ravioli first in flour, dip in egg wash, then coat in the Panko crumb mixture.
- Chill on a rack for 15 minutes to set the crumbs.
- Heat the peanut oil to 360℉ in a high-sided pot.
- Fry the ravioli in batches until crisp and golden, 2-3 minutes. Do not crowd the pot. Drain on paper towels.
- Serve with sauce; garnish with cheese and parsley. An Italian tossed salad is excellent to serve along with the toasted ravioli.