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Ravioli Appetizer Pops

Ravioli on a stick is a tasty appetizer everyone talks about. They’re simple and fun to make and eat. Use packaged dipping sauces, or make your own. Get my recipes on my blog, —Erika Monroe-Williams, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese ravioli
  • Oil for frying
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  • 42 lollipop sticks
  • Warm marinara sauce and prepared pesto


  • In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs and seasonings. Place flour and eggs in separate shallow bowls. Dip ravioli in flour to coat both sides; shake off excess. Dip in egg, then in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  • In a large electric or cast-iron skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil to 375°. Fry ravioli, a few at a time, until golden brown, 1-2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Immediately sprinkle with cheese if desired. Carefully insert a lollipop stick into the back of each ravioli. Serve warm with marinara sauce and pesto.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Refrigerated tortellini also make delicious pops!
  • Plan ahead! Fry a big batch of these bad boys and freeze in a single layer. Then you can simply pop a few in a 425-degree oven and bake until they crisp up.
  • If you don't dig on spice, cut the heat by simply omitting the crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 appetizer (calculated without marinara sauce and pesto): 32 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


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    • PageRD
      Feb 20, 2020

      I don't fry foods often but I wanted to give these a try. They were really delicious. I left out the sticks as well.

    • shelleyd
      Sep 1, 2019

      I made these as an appetizer for Christmas dinner and served with warm marinara sauce sprinkled with torn fresh basil pieces. Sprinkle ravioli with fresh grated Parm for presentation and even cheesier flavor. YUM!!

    • ScottsGrace
      Aug 26, 2017

      We really enjoyed these! I omitted the red pepper flakes since my little one can't handle the heat. I ended up ditching the sticks for mine but my daughter loved the idea of eating a ravioli this way!! I love that no seasoning mixes were used but rather my own spices!

    • Appy_Girl
      Aug 19, 2017

      Very nice little appetizer * Goes together very quickly. I used packaged Tortellini as that is what I had on hand. I pre cooked the dried pasta for just a few minutes to soften up. That aids in making the coating stick to the pasta.. I also added a small slice of Grape Tomato to each speared crispy fried Tortellini. I have made very similar recipes before and it has always been a winner. I have served them with both spaghetti and pizza sauce. Both are very good.Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor