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Toasted Ravioli (Fried Ravioli Recipe)

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 431kcal
Toasted Ravioli is a classic St. Louis appetizer that deserves worldwide recognition. These deep fried raviolis are crispy, flavorful, and absolutely addicting! This easy fried ravioli recipe is perfect for parties, pre-dinner apps. or pretty much any occasion. Just dip them in marinara sauce and enjoy!
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  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1 16 ounce package cheese ravioli, fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Stack three paper towels near the work station and place a wire rack over the paper towels. (This is where the fried ravioli will drain.)
  • In a deep frying pan, heat 2-inches of oil over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 325°F.
  • While the oil heats, whisk the eggs and milk in a shallow bowl.
  • In a different bowl, mix together the Italian seasoned and the Panko breadcrumbs.
  • Dip the ravioli in the milk/egg mixture to coat completely and allow excess milk/egg to drip off.
  • Next, dredge the ravioli in the breadcrumbs.
  • Place the ravioli in the hot oil, being careful not to burn yourself.
  • While the ravioli cooks, repeat the process with another ravioli.
  • Cook just 3-5 ravioli at-a-time, depending on the size of your pan.
  • Cook the ravioli 1-3 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
  • Stir and flip the ravioli often with a wooden spoon or a cooking spider.
  • Transfer the cooked ravioli to the prepared wire rack and sprinkle each with grated Parmesan.
  • Repeat until all ravioli are cooked.
  • Serve with marinara, honey mustard or your favorite dipping sauce.
  • Enjoy!



*Note: The cooked ravioli can be frozen. To reheat the ravioli when ready to eat, heat the oven to 375°F and cook, on a rimmed baking sheet, 10-15 minutes or until sizzling and hot.


Serving: 5ravioli | Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 908mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 9.6mg