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Packaged ravioli is coated in breadcrumbs and seasonings, then fried until golden brown for a delicious appetizer that your guests will be begging for. Serve this Fried Ravioli recipe with some homemade Marinara or Ranch dressing for a perfectly crispy, totally craveable snack.
If you’ve never had fried ravioli, you’re in for a real treat. It’s a super crispy, cheesy, savory appetizer that’s totally unexpected. Add a sweet and spicy marinara dipping sauce, and your life will be complete.
I came across fried ravioli quite by accident. I had some ravioli leftover from dinner the night before, but there was only a small amount of spaghetti sauce left, certainly not enough to coat the pasta. I am not a huge fan of ravioli with tomato sauce anyway, so, seeing the skillet sitting on my stove gave me an idea. I added a little bit of oil to the skillet and fried up the leftover ravioli. It was pretty close to the most amazing things I’d ever tasted. Want to know how I made it even more amazing? Breaded and deep fried.
Fried Ravioli is one of those no-brainer types of recipes that you wonder “where have you been all my life??” once you’ve tried it.
As if that golden crust isn’t enough, dress them up with some grated parmesan cheese and minced parsley or basil. Serve them up with a generous bowl of your favorite marinara sauce – I like a sweet and spicy marinara like Newman’s Sockarooni (aff) or you can make a homemade marinara.
Keep in mind that while these are cheesy in flavor, they are not “stringy” cheesy, making them a perfect party finger food. They are bite-size and easy to eat…but you may not be able to stop yourself from eating the whole pan. No judgement here.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Bread the ravioli then place in a single layer on the baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Definitely! Once the ravioli are coated with the breadcrumbs, place them on a lined baking sheet in a single layer. Refrigerate, covered, for up to four hours before frying or baking.
Yes, you can use frozen ravioli for this recipe. Thaw the frozen pasta, then proceed with the instructions as written.
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