Cheesy Fried Ravioli on a white serving platter

Cheesy Fried Ravioli

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: fried ravioli, italian appetizers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Fried Ravioli are fresh raviolis lightly breaded and flash fried for a crunchy outside and gooey cheese inside. Serve with marinara sauce or creamy Italian dressing. 
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  • 9 ounces fresh cheese ravioli
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • canola oil , for frying
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce , for dipping
  • 1 tablespoon pecorino romano cheese , for topping
  • parsley , for topping, if desired


  • Whisk together egg whites and whole milk in a shallow dish or pie plate.
  • Place bread crumbs, fine sea salt and ground black pepper in a separate shallow dish or pie plate.
  • Before starting to bread your ravioli, prepare about 1/2 inch of canola oil in a large heavy bottom frying pan or cast iron skillet. Heat over medium-high heat.
  • Toss individual ravioli pieces in egg white mixture then bread crumbs. Set aside on a plate until ready to fry. They will not be fully coated, this is okay.
  • Working in batches, place ravioli in hot oil, frying until lightly browned on one side, approximately 2 minutes, then flipping and repeating on the other side.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove to a paper towel lined plate or a cooling rack so any excess oil can drain.
  • Place on a serving plate, topping with pecorino romano cheese and serving with a side of warmed marinara sauce. You can also garnish with parsley, if desired.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!


You can use frozen ravioli, but allow it to fully thaw before breading and frying. Do not boil. 


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 761mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 5.6mg