Fried Ravioli

Fried Ravioli - one of our favorite side dishes or appetizers when serving Italian food!
Do you like RAVIOLI?? I’m not sure why, but I never tried Ravioli as a child. I always wanted to since you really can’t go wrong with pasta and cheese, but it wasn’t until recently that I actually bought it for the first time and tried making recipes with it. You may not remember the Cheesy Ravioli Bake I posted awhile back, but that was a huge hit for the family! I knew the family loved Ravioli so I decided to make some Fried Ravioli, just like we made our Fried Zucchini. Wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I’m happy to report that it’s another KEEPER recipe (practically every recipe I share is a keeper recipe or I wouldn’t be sharing it with you guys!) My husband especially loved this recipe and with some warm Marinara sauce these bite-size beauties are hard to resist. If you’re looking for a simple appetizer or even a side dish for your Italian meal, I highly suggest trying this one out. It’s delicious!!

Here is the recipe:

Fried Ravioli Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Fried Ravioli - one of our favorite side dishes or appetizers when serving Italian food!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 526 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • olive oil for frying
  • 1 package ravioli store bought
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Heat oil to medium heat.

  2. Throw 10 Raviolis in a bowl of milk. Make sure all sides get wet.
  3. From there add to a a gallon bag that is filled with breadcrumbs. Shake around.
  4. Fry until golden brown. Place on a plate with paper towel to help drain oil. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Repeat process until all the pieces are breaded and fried. Serve immediately. ENJOY!





Fried Ravioli - one of our favorite side dishes or appetizers when serving Italian food!

Fried Ravioli - one of our favorite side dishes or appetizers when serving Italian food!

I ended up not breading the raviolis in flour like I usually do with my zucchini since it already has a pasta layer, and I didn’t want it more dense. They turned out perfect and were so addicting!! I’m thinking I needed to make these again (and soon!)

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Although these little pillows of deliciousness are fried, they are actually referred to as Toasted Ravioli. As a St. Louisan (where these bites were created), they can be found in most restaurants and a whole section in freezer section of the grocery store. Yum!

  2. This is actually called Toasted Ravioli in St. Louis. It’s a dish that St. Louis is known for, and oh so good.

  3. We love fried ravioli!!! I actually have never tried to make it. We usually go out to get it. I’m going to have to try and make it at home. Super delicious!!

  4. Hi Luna,
    These look really good and I’d love to try them, but I have a couple of questions first. One, what kind of ravioli is required for this? Our stores sell both fresh and frozen ravioli, and I’m not sure which one I would need to get. Two, has your family ever tried freezing these after they’re fried? I live alone (busy college student), so I like to make batches of food and then freeze them in individual portions to pull out and re-heat for dinner throughout the month, and was wondering how well this recipe might hold up in the freezer.

    Thanks so much for sharing such a delicious looking recipe!

    1. Oh, they are so good!! I used cheese ravioli, but really it could be any kind. You can change it up 🙂 And, I think I had just the cold pkg ones (not frozen, although, you could get frozen & un-thaw them first) I haven’t tried freezing them, but I’m sure they’d be fine 🙂 Hope that helps!!

      1. Thank you, it helps a lot! I won’t be making these for a couple months, but I’ll come back and post on how they all turn out. Cheers (: