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Easy Fried Ravioli Appetizers with Marinara

A perfect snack for a neighborhood party or game day, these crispy fried ravioli appetizers are cheesy delicious and are bound to be gobbled up fast.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Fried Ravioli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk or 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups Panko-style breadcrumbs
  • 1 pound bag of cheese ravioli, thawed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 16- ounce jar marinara sauce


  • Heat one cup of oil on the stove top in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add more oil if necessary to have 1.5 – 2 inches depth to fry the ravioli.
  • While the oil is heating, pour the buttermilk in one bowl and the breadcrumbs in another.
  • Quickly dip ravioli into the buttermilk or eggs completely then dredge ravioli into the bowl of breadcrumbs covering each ravioli completely.
  • Fry the ravioli in batches about two minutes aside or until each ravioli puffs up and is golden brown. Keep an eye on your oil temperature so you don’t burn the ravioli. 
  • Remove the fried ravioli with a slotted spoon and transfer to a foil lined cookie sheet or sheet pan. Keep the fried ravioli warm in at 200 degrees F oven. Continue with the remaining ravioli.
  • Once all the ravioli are fried, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve with warm marinara sauce.


This recipe was originally published March 30, 2015. It was updated in April 2022.