Easy Fried Ravioli

These Easy Fried Ravioli are delicious bite-size ravioli loaded with cheese and quickly fried until crispy crunchy on the outside.  Tender filling with a crispy crunch in every bite!  They’re even more delicious served with a spicy tomato sauce, for dipping.  Fried Ravioli is a fun finger-food appetizer and a crowd-pleaser every time we serve them.

About Fried Ravioli…

We grew up eating fried ravioli.  It was and still is a popular Italian appetizer.

Our mom made these every time our parents had a gathering, and everyone enjoyed them as if they were eating potato chips.  Seriously.

Crunchy on the outside, melted cheese filling on the inside.  SO GOOD, they are addicting!

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A few facts about our recipe for fried ravioli…

  • Fried ravioli is not time-consuming to make.
  • In fact, this recipe is easier than you think!
  • Simply pick up a package of the fresh ravioli, which are located on the shelves in the refrigerator section at any local supermarket.
  • Plus, these were not the frozen ones, which means – there’s no need to defrost them or even boil them beforehand.   No down time what’s so ever!


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How to Make These Easy Fried Ravioli? 

1.  First, open the package.  Then you will need to work with a few batches of ravioli at a time.

2.  Next: prepare the egg wash and bread crumb mixture.   Simply dip each ravioli into an egg mixture then into a bread crumb mixture.

3.  Fry them up!  Then lightly fry the ravioli up in a skillet heated with oil until golden brown on both sides.

4.  Finally, warm up your favorite marinara sauce!  Pour some marinara sauce (our mom’s quick marinara sauce is ideal for this recipe) into a small bowl.  Stir in some crushed red pepper, or sprinkle some red pepper flakes directly on top of the sauce and place it on a the platter next to the fried ravioli. And serve.

Easy to reheat them too!   These are super easy, crunchy, and delicious!

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Questions and Answers…

Where can we find a Package of Fresh Ravioli?

You can find various brands and various sizes of ravioli in the refrigerated sections in most supermarkets.  These happen to be the smaller-size ones and cheese-filled.

But you can use any size ravioli you prefer.

Can we use Frozen Ravioli?

Even though I have not used frozen ravioil, the answer is a yes.  You can thaw them first, and follow the directions in our recipe card below.  

Can we use an Air-Fryer?

Yes, you may! You will have to do this in small batches, arrange ravioli in a single layer on a greased tray in an air-fryer basket; sprayed with cooking spray. Cook at 350 degrees, until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Turn; spray with cooking spray again. Cook until golden brown, 3-4 minutes longer. Remove and serve.

*Quick Note about the Air-Fryer: …every appliance is different with different instructions, including if you are permitted to use a cooking spray or not. So, keep in mind, always check when following our directions to fry ravioli in your air-fryer appliance.


A close up photo of the ravioili on a plate. by 2sistersrecipes.com


I enjoy making these fried ravioli for my family and their friends, especially on game nights.

Speaking of which, Super Bowl is around the corner….. I think I will add these to my list of game-grubs to serve on that night and I hope you will too!



More Fun Appetizers!  …try these: 

Yield: 35 fried ravioli's

Easy Fried Ravioli

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Delicious bite-size ravioli are loaded with cheese and have a crispy crunchy crust on the outside with every bite. They're even more delicious when you serve them with a spicy tomato sauce for dipping. Fried Ravioli is a fun finger-food appetizer and a crowd-pleaser every time we serve them.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 3/4 cup (89.3grams) of plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (30grams) grated pecorino cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. dried parsley
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • pinch of salt, and black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. half and half or milk
  • 35 small ravioli ( not frozen ones)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil, for frying
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • warmed marinara sauce, for dipping
  • crushed red pepper flakes, for the sauce


  1. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs with pecorino cheese and dried parsley, and set aside.
  2. In a second bowl, combine beaten eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper and a half and half.
  3. Pour vegetable oil and olive oil into a small non-stick frying pan and heat over medium-low heat.
  4. Open a package of ravioli. Using kitchen tongs, pick up a few ravioli's at a time and dip them into the egg mixture, coat both sides, then dip into the bread crumb mixture and place each one into the frying pan. Fill the frying pan with any many as you can, but keep them in a single layer.
  5. Fry ravioli's for about 1 minute and turn them over to fry the other side for about 1 minute or 2 until they turn golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Transfer fried ravioli to a serving platter and sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over them.
  7. Heat tomato sauce in a small bowl. Transfer sauce into a serving bowl and top it with a 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes on top or stir them into the sauce. Place it in the middle of the fried ravioli or nearby.
  8. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:


8 to 10 servings

Serving Size:

3 to 4 fried ravioli

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 4.2gCarbohydrates: 30.3gFiber: 1.8gSugar: 2.8gProtein: 11.5g

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      I know our mom and aunt did use the frozen ravioli once, but they threw them in the oven and baked them. I don’t know if that was easier, or because they were frozen. But I would think it would work, simply because most “Bars and Breweries” take our “frozen mozzarella sticks” already breaded and throw them into the hot oil to fry.
      So, if I had to guess (and it is only a guess) I would allow them to thaw a little, dip them into the egg mixture, then bread crumbs and fry. Try a small batch first, before you continue with all of them. Please, come back and let us know if they worked. Thanks so much! 🙂

  1. I’ve always loved filled pasta, especially ravioli. This new recipe of yours makes me want to try it out right away. I’m off to the kitchen now! Thank you so much!

    1. Thank you Donna! And welcome to our blog . It’s so nice to meet you! We love to hear back from you… keep in touch!
      Xo Anna and liz

  2. What a lovely idea and they look and sound wonderful and a great change from the usual way of cooking ravioli. So beautifully presented too! Thank you!

  3. They sound fantastic! Going to put ravioli on my grocery list. I’ll bet my grandboys would love them too. Thanks, Ladies!