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Air Fried Ravioli not only tastes great, but is super simple to cook in a matter of minutes. In this post I show you just how easy it is, using a few simple ingredients most of us have in our pantry. This is ready in no time and can be served with your favorite pasta sauce.

Air Fried Ravioli on a white plate.

AIR FRIED RAVIOLI

When it comes to feeding my family, pasta is the perfect comfort food that is enjoyed by both adults and kids alike.

I am always looking at ways to mix up our family dinners and finding new ways to make food interesting.

My air fryer fried ravioli recipe is the perfect way to mix up ravioli night. With this dish ravioli is air fried rather than boiled.

Fresh ravioli is coated in a cheesy, breadcrumb mixture and seasoning and fried in the air fryer – it could not be any simpler.

If you love cooking and are a fan of easy recipes then my fried ravioli in the air fryer is the recipe for you.

You can serve my easy air fried ravioli as a main dish with your favorite pasta sauce.

However, toasted ravioli also makes a great appetizer with a fresh tomato marinara dip.

This Air Fried Ravioli is great on an appetizer table paired with some of my other favorites like these Mediterranean Baked Turkey Meatballs, Goat Cheese Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto or these Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer Bites

This recipe creates perfectly crispy ravioli on the outside and moist in the middle.

Don’t have an air fryer? No problem. I also cover pan fried and oven baked methods in the post below.

Air Fried Ravioli with sauce.

CAN YOU AIR FRY FROZEN RAVIOLI?

Yes you can air fry frozen ravioli.

Give the air fryer basket a quick spray with oil first, then place the frozen ravioli into the basket.

It may take a little longer to cook from frozen rather than fresh.

But add an extra minute or two to the cooking time and just keep an eye on it.

Air Fried Ravioli ingredients.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN MY AIR FRIED RAVIOLI?

FRESH RAVIOLI: Use any variety of filled fresh ravioli that you enjoy eating. 

EGG: A beaten egg is used to help the breadcrumb mixture stick to the ravioli. You could substitute the egg with buttermilk which would also work.

BREADCRUMBS: I cook air fryer ravioli with panko breadcrumbs as they create the crispiest, crunchy coating. You can use regular breadcrumbs if you prefer.

PARMESAN CHEESE: This recipe uses freshly grated Parmesan cheese as it has a great strong, sharp flavor. You can also substitute with Pecorino Romano or Grana Padano which are other great tasting, hard cheeses.

PAPRIKA: A little paprika is added to the crumb mixture to add just a touch of smoky spice flavor. You can use smoked, hot or sweet paprika.

COOKING SPRAY: I use an olive oil cooking spray rather than an oil. Cooking spray ensures you get an even golden brown layer on each piece of ravioli.

Air Fried Ravioli in the air fryer.

HOW TO AIR FRY RAVIOLI:

PREPARE THE CRUMB COATING.

Place the breadcrumbs into a bowl, along with the Parmesan cheese, paprika, salt and pepper.

Give everything a good stir.

Air Fried Ravioli breadcrumbs in a bowl.

COAT THE RAVIOLI.

First dip the ravioli in the beaten egg, then into the breadcrumbs. Gently lay the ravioli into the air fryer basket.

Now repeat this process with the remaining ravioli.

Once you have finished coating the ravioli, spray with the cooking oil.

Air Fried Ravioli in breadcrumbs.

COOK THE RAVIOLI.

Set the air fryer to 350F degrees and cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve immediately with your favorite pasta or dipping sauce.

Air Fried Ravioli in the air fryer.

TIPS FOR MAKING FRIED RAVIOLI IN AIR FRYER:

  • COATING THE RAVIOLI: When coating the ravioli, I use one hand to dip the ravioli in the egg, the other to dip into the breadcrumbs. It is much easier to work with one dry hand and one wet hand and this ensured an even coating on each ravioli.
  • DON’T OVERCROWD: Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket, you want to fry, not steam the ravioli. I work in two batches that way I ensure even cooking and perfectly cooked ravioli every time. Air fryer baskets do vary in size so it depends on the air fryer you are using.
  • MAKE-AHEAD: You might be wondering if you can make air fried ravioli ahead of time? Yes! Prepare the ravioli in the coating (up to the end of step 3 in the recipe card) and set onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to air fry.

Air Fried Ravioli with a napkin.

HOW TO FREEZE AIR FRIED RAVIOLI:

Once cooked allow the ravioli to cool completely.

You can then place them in a single layer, into an airtight container lined with baking parchment.

Place a sheet of parchment paper between each layer to stop the ravioli from sticking together then store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

The ravioli can be cooked from frozen.

Place onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and heat in a hot oven at 400F degrees for 15 minutes until heated through and crispy.

Air Fried Ravioli with tomato sauce.

HOW TO MAKE TOASTED RAVIOLI WITHOUT AN AIR FRYER:

If you don’t have an air fryer, don’t let that put you off making toasted ravioli. Here are two other methods which will work too!

PAN FRY: Coat the ravioli in the breadcrumb mixture.

Meanwhile pour a little olive oil into a skillet and place on the stove over a medium heat.

Add the coated ravioli and fry on both sides until golden brown, approximately 10 minutes (5 minutes each side). 

OVEN BAKE: You can also use the oven and bake the ravioli instead.

Place the ravioli onto a sheet pan lined with baking parchment and coat with a little cooking spray.

Place the sheet into a hot oven and bake at 400F degrees for 12-15 minutes until crisp and golden.

Air Fried Ravioli with parsley and napkin.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

Air fryer fried ravioli tastes great with a whole range of pasta sauces. Serve it with tomato sauce, pesto, marinara or any other dipping sauces you love to eat.

Cook the flavor of ravioli and pasta sauce that you and your family enjoy eating.

Here are some pasta sauces that I love to eat with air fried ravioli, my  Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce or my Healthy Marinara Sauce.

I find that ravioli is a filling dish so I keep the sides I serve it with simple.

Some garlic bread, focaccia, or this Lemon Arugula Salad would be ideal.

LOVE PASTA? THEN TRY SOME OF THESE GREAT TASTING PASTA DISHES:

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

Baked Mac and Cheese

Spicy Sausage Pasta

Pumpkin Ravioli

Pesto Pasta with Green Beans, Sundried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Pork Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Air Fried Ravioli with logo.

Air Fried Ravioli on a white plate.

Air Fried Ravioli

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Air Fried Ravioli not only tastes great, but is super simple to cook in a matter of minutes. In this post I show you just how easy it is, using a few simple ingredients most of us have in our stores. Ready in no time to be served with your favorite pasta sauce or favorite dip.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh ravioli
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs {you can use panco or regular- I like regular the most}
  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

    1. Preheat the air fryer to at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
    2. In a shallow bowl combine the breadcrumbs with the parmesan cheese, paprika, and salt and pepper. Set aside.
    3. Beat an egg and put it in a shallow bowl and set aside.
    4. Dip each ravioli in the beaten egg first and then coat with the breadcrumbs.
    5. Transfer to the air fryer basket.
    6. Repeat the process with the rest of the ravioli. You do not want the ravioli to be overlapping and you do want a tiny bit of space between each so you may have to work in two batches.
    7. Spray the ravioli with cooking spray.
    8. Set the air fryer to 350 degrees and cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown, shaking the basket once or twice during cooking.

Notes

Use cooking spray instead of oil. That way you get an evenly golden brown layer.
Don’t overcrowd the basket. I worked in two batches but it depends on the air fryer you are using.
Serve with tomato sauce, pesto, marinara or any other dipping sauce you love.

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