Apps & Snacks

Easy Fried Ravioli

Posted: January 25

Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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According to legend, the first fried ravioli came about when a traditional ravioli slipped into a fryer in St. Louis. There’s nothing accidental about how delicious Easy Fried Ravioli tastes! Crispy-crunchy on the outside, cheesy on the inside, and sprinkled with parmesan, Easy Fried Ravioli is one of the great appetizers of all time for good reason. Dipped in marinara sauce, this is an easy snack bursting with finger-licking flavors. You won’t just dip into the Easy Fried Ravioli; you’ll cannonball!


20 ounces refrigerated cheese ravioli
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
oil, neutral flavored, for frying
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
marinara sauce, optional, for serving


Step 1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Put the eggs and milk into a small mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.

Step 3

Put the breadcrumbs onto a plate or into a shallow bowl.

Step 4

Dip each of the raviolis into your egg mixture then roll them in the breadcrumbs.

Step 5

Then, place the breadcrumb-coated ravioli into a single layer on the baking sheet.

Step 6

Heat about 3 inches of oil in a deep-set pot at 350 degrees F.

Step 7

Add about 6-8 ravioli to the pan at a time and fry them until they are browned all over, about 3-4 minutes. Repeat the process with the rest of the ravioli.

Step 8

Top the fried ravioli with the parmesan cheese and parsley.

Step 9

Serve with marinara sauce on top or for dipping.

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