Air fryer fried ravioli is a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried ravioli. You can use frozen or fresh ravioli stuffed with meat or cheese and they're made in less than 15 minutes.
Why I Love These
Fried ravioli are some of my favorite appetizers. They're perfect for serving before a meal or for game day snacks.
These fried ravioli are made with simple ingredients and it's a quick and easy dish that's ready in no time.
You'll love this dish because you only need a handful of ingredients to make it. Everyone will enjoy snacking on these, and they're great to serve before your favorite spaghetti or lasagna dinner.
This is a fun dish with less mess because you' are're not working with hot oil. It will quickly become a family favorite appetizer to make for gamedays, sporting events, and last-minute meals.
- Italian bread crumbs: Coarse, seasoned breadcrumbs for coating and frying.
- shredded parmesan cheese: Grated aged cheese for a savory, cheesy coating.
- dried basil: for added Italian flavor to the coating.
- ground black pepper: Spice for mild heat and depth in the breading.
- garlic powder: for a savory breading flavor.
- large eggs: Whisked eggs for binding the breading to ravioli.
- all-purpose flour: Used to coat ravioli before dipping in egg mixture.
- cheese frozen ravioli: Pre-filled pasta pockets for frying, typically with cheese.
- Olive oil spray: Light, heart-healthy oil spray for frying ravioli evenly.
How to Make Fried Ravioli in the Air Fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a shallow dish, mix breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, dried basil, black pepper, and garlic powder together.
Measure and pour flour into a medium bowl.
Crack eggs and whisk in a separate bowl. Create a dredging station with the bowls to bread the ravioli.
Dip ravioli in flour to coat both sides and shake off excess.
Dip the ravioli in the egg mixture, then the breadcrumb mixture, patting crumbs into the ravioli so that it adheres.
In batches, arrange ravioli in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Spray the ravioli with olive oil after breading before air frying.
Air fry ravioli at 350 degrees F for 7-8 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking process until golden brown.
Serve with your favorite marinara or dipping sauce.
I make this recipe in my Cosori 5.8 qt. air fryer. Depending on your air fryer, size and wattages cook time may need to be adjusted 1-2 minutes.
Optional Toppings: Fresh minced basil, dusting of parmesan cheese,
Optional Favorite Dipping Sauces: Warm marinara sauce, ranch dressing, alfredo sauce, red pepper flakes with sour cream, gooey cheese sauce with fresh herbs.
Substitutions: Cheese ravioli, panko breadcrumbs, pumpkin ravioli, mushroom ravioli, seasoned breadcrumbs.
Storage and Reheating
Allow the fried ravioli to completely cool. Store leftovers in an airtight container or resealable storage bag for up to 3 days in your refrigerator. Freeze in an air-tight container or freezer storage bag for up to 3 months.
To reheat from the refrigerator, air fry at 350 degrees F for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through.
To reheat from frozen, air fry at 350 degrees F for 4-6 minutes, or until heated through.
Common dipping sauces include marinara sauce, Alfredo sauce, or even a simple garlic aioli. You can choose your favorite sauce for serving.
Yes, you can lightly spray the ravioli with olive oil spray before air frying to help achieve a crispy texture. Be careful not to oversaturate them.
Ensure that you properly coat the ravioli with flour, dip them in the egg mixture, and coat them with breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere. Also, avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket to prevent sticking.
Yes, you can use different types of ravioli based on your preferences. The cooking method remains the same, and you can choose your favorite fillings.
Yes, you can use whole wheat or gluten-free ravioli and opt for a lower-fat breadcrumb mixture to make a healthier version of air fryer fried ravioli.
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Air Fryer Fried Ravioli
- 1 Air Fryer
- 1 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, finely shredded
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 large eggs whisked
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 18 Ravioli frozen, cheese
- 2 teaspoons olive oil to spray tops of breaded ravioli
- Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a shallow dish, mix breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, dried basil, black pepper, and garlic powder together.
- Measure and pour flour into a medium bowl.
- Crack eggs and whisk in a separate bowl.
- Dip ravioli in flour to coat both sides and shake off excess.
- Next dip the ravioli in the egg mixture, then the breadcrumb mixture, patting crumbs into the ravioli so that it adheres.
- In batches, arrange ravioli in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
- Spray each ravioli with cooking spray.
- Air fry ravioli at 350 degrees F for 7-8 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking process until golden brown.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.