Toasted Cheese Ravioli



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This Toasted Cheese Ravioli recipe features cheese ravioli that are lightly breaded then fried until crispy! Serve with a side of marinara and ranch for the perfect appetizer!

There’s something about toasted cheese ravioli that is absolutely irresistible. The combination of the crispy coating with the tender pasta and the gooey melted cheese in the middle is just perfection. This Italian-American for Fried Cheese Ravioli is so satisfying and delicious!

toasted cheese ravioli

Toasted Cheese Ravioli Ingredients

Only a few ingredients are needed to make Toasted Cheese Ravioli:

  • Ravioli – start with 1 pound cheese ravioli – about 24 ravioli are in one pound.
  • Eggs – used to bind the bread crumbs to the ravioli
  • Breadcrumbs – Italian seasoned. If using plain breadcrumbs, add ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning to the bread crumbs
  • Parmesan Cheese – finely grated
  • Oil – for frying. I use canola oil or vegetable oil. You’ll need enough to add about 1 inch of oil to the bottom of your pan.

How to make Toasted Cheese Ravioli

  • Cook the ravioli – follow package directions
  • Lightly beat eggs – a shallow dish works best for this. I like to use cake pans.
  • Prepare breadcrumb mixture – in another shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs with parmesan cheese, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  • Coat the ravioli – dip the ravioli in the eggs, then add to the breadcrumbs and toss to coat.
  • Heat oil – use a large, deep skillet and heat 1 inch of oil to 350 degrees.
  • Fry ravioli – add the coated ravioli to the oil, 3-4 at a time and cook until crispy and brown, about 4-5 minutes then transfer the fried / toasted ravioli to a paper-towel lined plate.
  • Garnish – sprinkle the toasted ravioli with additional freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Serve – I like to serve toasted ravioli with marinara and ranch dressing.


While I use cheese ravioli for this recipe, there are so many different ravioli options available. Try making this recipe with other flavor ravioli:

  • Meat – Italian sausage
  • Spinach and Ricotta
  • Mushroom
  • Lobster
  • Pumpkin

These are just a few examples of different ravioli flavors available that would also be delicious in this recipe for Fried Ravioli.

How to serve Toasted Ravioli

What sauce goes with toasted cheese ravioli? I’ve found that the best sauces for ravioli include:

I love serving this for New Years Eve but it works so well as an appetizer for any kind of party or event. Toasted Cheese Ravioli are best served warm while they are still crispy and crunchy. Pair it with your favorite dipping sauce and it’s a huge win! Enjoy!

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Toasted Cheese Ravioli

This Toasted Cheese Ravioli recipe features ravioli that are lightly breaded then fried until crispy! Serve with a side of marinara and ranch for the perfect appetizer!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound ravioli amount will vary based upon the size – for me it was about 24 ravioli
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 ½ cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese – finely grated plus additional for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • oil enough to fill a pan with 1 inch of oil
  • Marinara sauce


  • Cook ravioli until tender, according to package directions. Drain, and pat the ravioli dry with paper towels.
  • Lightly beat two eggs in a shallow dish (cake pans work well for this)
  • Pour bread crumbs into a shallow dish. Add in finely grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine.
  • Coat each ravioli in egg, then bread crumbs.
  • Heat 1 inch of oil in a large deep skillet to about 350 degrees F.
  • When the oil is hot, add in ravioli, a few at a time so that you don’t overcrowd the pan. Allow the ravioli to cook until nicely browned and crisp, about five minutes.
  • Use tongs to carefully remove ravioli to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese cheese over the warm ravioli.
  • Heat marinara sauce and serve. Ranch is another delicious dipping sauce option.
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