Toasted Ravioli

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


about 1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Nov. 29, 2023
While visiting a friend who had just moved to St. Louis, Missouri, I tried toasted ravioli at almost every restaurant! When I got home, I had to try to replicate them, and this recipe comes pretty close. —Cristina Carrera, Kenosha, Wisconsin


  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen beef ravioli, thawed
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Optional: Fresh minced basil and additional shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce


  1. In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and basil. 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.
  2. In a deep cast-iron or electric 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. If desired, immediately sprinkle with basil and cheese. Serve warm with marinara sauce.
Toasted Ravioli Tips

Can you use other kinds of ravioli in a toasted ravioli recipe?

Definitely! You can use fresh refrigerated ravioli or your own homemade ravioli with equally good results. If you or your guests follow a vegetarian diet, feel free to use cheese, mushroom, pumpkin or another non-meat ravioli of your choice.

How else can you cook toasted ravioli?

In addition to frying ravioli on the stovetop or in an electric skillet, you can also air-fry ravioli or bake in the oven. For the best results, we recommend thawing frozen ravioli before cooking. But if you’re in a rush, just cook it for a few extra minutes, about 4-5 minutes total.

How do you reheat toasted ravioli?

We recommend reheating toasted ravioli in an oven or air fryer. To reheat in the oven, place toasted ravioli on a baking sheet and heat for 10-15 minutes in a 375°F oven, flipping halfway through. Feel free to use the broiler for quicker results.

To reheat in an air fryer, spritz the ravioli with a little oil. Place in a single layer in a 350° air fryer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp.

We don’t recommend microwaving toasted ravioli, as the crispy outer coating will likely become soggy.

Looking for more ways to cook with ravioli? Here are some of our favorite ravioli recipes.

Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 73 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.