These air fryer ravioli taste like they just came out of a deep fryer. They are crispy, evenly browned, and well-toasted - perfect for dipping into your favorite sauce. This recipe makes a great appetizer for entertaining (or game day), but truth be told, I’ve been known to make a meal of it.
Have you ever tried air fryer ravioli? It's a delicious way to enjoy a much-loved appetizer. With all the flavor of deep-fried ravioli (but not all the calories), this quick and easy recipe will surely be a hit.
Air frying gives ravioli a crispy crust perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce. You'll be surprised at how good air fryer ravioli tastes!
Ingredients for Making Fried Ravioli in the Air Fryer
- Eggs: You will want two large eggs.
- Breadcrumbs: Use plain bread crumbs. If you have seasoned breadcrumbs, omit the Italian seasoning.
- Parmesan: Finely grated fresh parmesan is best.
- Seasonings: A blend of Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper gives the breading the right kick. Garlic powder and oregano are also fabulous additions.
- Ravioli: I used cheese and spinach-filled fresh ravioli, but you can use whatever kind you like.
Tips & Tricks
- Cook the ravioli in batches if necessary. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook the ravioli in batches. If so, keep an eye on the temperature of the air fryer so that it doesn't get too hot.
- Make sure you spray both sides of the pasta when cooking toasted ravioli in the air fryer. This will help prevent the ravioli from sticking to the basket and making a mess.
- Preheat the air fryer for a few minutes before making air fryer toasted ravioli. This will help ensure that the ravioli cooks evenly.
To turn this air-fried ravioli into a meal, serve it with a green salad with Italian Dressing. The crispy ravioli are a perfect contrast to the fresh greens, and the dressing ties everything together.
What Do You Dip Toasted Ravioli In?
My favorite sauce for fried ravioli is marinara, and my go-to recipe is this Crockpot Marinara. Alfredo sauce and pesto are also great options.
Another great option for dipping is ranch dressing. You can keep things lighter without sacrificing flavor using this Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing.
Frequently Asked Questions
I recommend reheating them in your air fryer for about 5 minutes or until just warm.
Yes! You can cook frozen ravioli in the air fryer. Simply increase your cooking time by about 5 minutes, keeping a close eye so that the outside doesn’t burn.
I recommend coating the ravioli with oil, not the air fryer basket. This helps them to crisp up without causing excess smoking.
If you use fresh - not previously frozen - ravioli, you can freeze them on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Once they are frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container and store them for up to three months.
Tools Needed to Make Air Fryer Fried Ravioli
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- Air fryer
- Air fryer liners (optional)
- Shallow dishes for breading
- Oil mister
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Reheat them in the air fryer until warm.
How to Make Air Fried Ravioli
First, start by beating your eggs in a shallow bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan, and seasonings.
Dip the ravioli into the eggs, and then dredge into the breadcrumbs. Use your hands to press the mixture into the ravioli gently.
Transfer the coated ravioli to a parchment-lined baking sheet or platter and repeat with the remaining ravioli.
Preheat your air fryer and spray both sides of the ravioli with oil.
Cook in a single layer - cooking in batches if necessary - for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
Top with parmesan cheese and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
More Air Fryer Recipes to Try
- If you're looking for a delicious and healthy way to prepare tuna, look no further than the air fryer. Air Fryer Tuna Steaks are a great option for dinner, and they cook up in just minutes.
- Chicken thighs are a versatile, affordable, and delicious cut of meat. Air Fryer Chicken Thighs are crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside.
- You are going to love these air fryer pizza pockets. They are surprisingly easy to make, and the whole family will love them.
- Need a side that the whole family will love? This air fryer asparagus is perfect!
Air Fryer Ravioli
- Air Fryer
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup grated parmesan
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 9 ounces bite-sized cheese ravioli
- Cooking spray
- For Serving: Crockpot Marinara Sauce parmesan
- Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl.
- In a separate shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
- Dip the ravioli in the eggs, and then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture, using your hands to gently press the mixture into the ravioli.
- Transfer to a parchment-lined platter or baking sheet and repeat with the remaining ravioli.
- Spray both sides of the ravioli with oil.
- Preheat your air fryer to 375° F.
- Arrange the ravioli in a single layer, using an air fryer liner if desired.
- Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, flipping halfway through until the ravioli are golden brown.
- Top with additional parmesan and serve with marinara sauce.
- Preheat your oven to 375° F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Bake for 8 minutes. Flip, and bake for an additional 4 to 8 minutes, until golden brown.
Kids thought this was the best appetizer! So crispy and easy to make.
My daughter love this recipe.
This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!