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Air Fryer Ravioli

Try these Air Fryer Ravioli for a really quick and easy appetizer or snack. Serve these perfectly breaded and air fried little bites of deliciousness with marinara sauce for dipping at your next pool party, football get-together, or family gathering.

If you’ve never tried toasted ravioli, you’re in for a treat! The original recipe, created in St. Louis, is breaded and deep fried, served with marinara on the side, and completely delicious. We’re adapting that traditional recipe for the air fryer and lightening it up a bit in the process.

Air fryer ravioli with marinara dipping sauce.

❤️ Why I Love This Recipe


  • No messy frying! Fried ravioli are traditionally deep fried in oil and all the clean-up that goes along with that.
  • They have a lovely blend of textures with a crunchy outside and a warm, soft inside.
  • Serve them as a “finger food” with a marinara dipping sauce. Kids love finger foods!

🛒 Ingredient Notes


All ingredients needed for the recipe.
  • Ravioli (If using frozen ravioli, allow them to thaw first. Choose any variety that you like – chicken, mushroom, cheese, etc.)
  • Breadcrumbs (The dry, seasoned breadcrumbs are nice in this recipe. Use toasted homemade ones if you want.)
  • Parmesan (The inexpensive, green box Parm is fine for this.)
  • Marinara Sauce (For dipping the ravioli.)

The complete ingredient list with detailed measurements is included in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

🔪 How I Make Air Fryer Ravioli


  1. In a shallow bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup Parmesan, and 2 teaspoons of the basil.
  2. Place flour and eggs in two separate shallow bowls.
  3. Dip each ravioli in flour to coat both sides and shake off the excess. Dip in eggs and then in breadcrumb mixture patting to help the coating adhere.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan and 1/2 teaspoon basil. Set aside.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 350 F.
  1. In batches, arrange ravioli in a single layer in the fryer basket.; spritz with cooking spray or oil.
  2. Cook 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Turn ravioli over and spritz the second side with spray/oil. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until the second side is nicely browned.
  4. Remove the basket and immediately sprinkle with the reserved Parmesan and basil mixture.
  5. Serve warm with marinara sauce on the side.
Air fryer ravioli with marinara dipping sauce.

🔀 Possible Recipe Variations


I sometimes vary the ravioli and dipping sauce combination in interesting ways. Here are some ideas to try.

  • Cheese ravioli with ranch dressing or pesto sauce.
  • Spinach with melted butter and fresh sage.
  • Mushroom with melted butter and fresh herbs.
  • Chicken filled ravioli with your favorite barbecue sauce for dipping.
  • Squash or pumpkin ravioli with Alfredo sauce.
Air fryer ravioli with marinara dipping sauce.

❓ Questions About Air Fryer Ravioli


Do I have to thaw the ravioli before frying?

I recommend thawing the ravioli before air frying to get even cooking throughout. If you want to try cooking from frozen, add a couple of minutes of time per side.

I don’t have an air fryer. Can I make toasted ravioli in the oven?

Yes, you can make this recipe in the oven. Prepare as directed in the recipe. Place the raviolis on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for an additional 5-6 minutes.

Lana Stuart.

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Air fryer ravioli with marinara dipping sauce.

Air Fryer Ravioli

Try these Air Fryer Ravioli for a really quick and easy appetizer or snack served with warm marinara sauce for dipping!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizers, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 473kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry, seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried basil divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 9 ounces frozen ravioli thawed
  • cooking spray or olive oil in a pump mister
  • 1 cup marinara sauce warmed

Instructions

  • In a shallow bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup Parmesan, and 2 teaspoons of the basil.
  • Place flour and eggs in two separate shallow bowls.
  • Dip each ravioli in flour to coat both sides and shake off the excess. Dip in eggs and then in breadcrumb mixture patting to help the coating adhere.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan and 1/2 teaspoon basil. Set aside.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 F.
  • In batches, arrange ravioli in a single layer in the air fryer basket.; spritz with cooking spray or oil.
  • Cook 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Turn ravioli over and spritz the second side with spray/oil. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until the second side is nicely browned.
  • Remove from the air fryer and immediately sprinkle with the reserved Parmesan-basil mixture.
  • Serve warm with marinara sauce on the side.

Notes

  • I recommend thawing the ravioli before cooking it in the air fryer to get even cooking throughout. If you want to try cooking from frozen, add a couple of minutes of time per side.
  • To make this recipe in the oven – prepare the ravioli as directed in the recipe. Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. Flip the ravioli and continue cooking for an additional 5-6 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Serving 1 | Calories 473kcal | Carbohydrates 62g | Protein 23g | Fat 15g | Saturated Fat 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat 1g | Monounsaturated Fat 2g | Trans Fat 1g | Cholesterol 125mg | Sodium 1114mg | Potassium 310mg | Fiber 5g | Sugar 5g | Vitamin A 486IU | Vitamin C 4mg | Calcium 247mg | Iron 10mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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