Air Fried Ravioli Recipe – 5 Easy Steps

Crispy outside, tender inside. Air fried ravioli recipe offers a delightful crunch with a savory blend of pasta and filling flavors. Perfectly golden and delicious!

A tray of fried ravioli

Your family will love this air fried ravioli recipe for its irresistible combination of textures and flavors. The crispy exterior and tender interior create a delightful contrast, making each bite a satisfying experience.

The rich, cheesy filling adds a comforting warmth, while the golden-brown perfection achieved in the air fryer enhances the overall taste.

It’s a delicious twist on classic fried ravioli recipe that promises to be a crowd-pleaser, offering a mouthwatering treat that’s both easy to make and impossible to resist.

a tray of breaded ravioli ready to be cooked in the air fryer.

Ingredients for Air Fried Ravioli Recipe

Add a new recipe to your snacking game with these Air Fried Ravioli! Just grab a bag of fresh or frozen ravioli, breadcrumbs, and a few spices and you are ready to go. Ready, set, air fry!

  1. Egg: Binds the breadcrumbs to the ravioli, ensuring a crispy texture when air-fried.
  2. Mini Cheese Ravioli: The main attraction, providing a delicious cheesy filling encased in pasta.
  3. Non-stick Canola Cooking Spray (optional): Enhances crispiness and prevents sticking, ensuring a perfect air-fry.
  4. Marinara Sauce: Homemade or store-bought, Marinara is a flavorful dip that complements the ravioli, adding a rich and savory element.
  5. Panko Bread Crumbs: Create a crispy coating during air-frying, adding a delightful crunch to each bite.
  6. Parmesan Cheese: Infuses a nutty and savory flavor to the breadcrumb coating, enhancing overall taste.
  7. Italian Seasoning [paid link]: Elevates the seasoning profile, bringing a blend of herbs to enhance the ravioli’s flavor.
An Air Fried Ravioli being dipped into marinara sauce.

How to Make Air Fried Ravioli Recipe

Follow these 5 simple steps to create this easy air fried ravioli recipe. From coating in a Parmesan-infused dredge to the golden finish, these fried ravioli are super simple to make.

  1. Set up a dredge station with two bowls. In the first bowl, beat the egg. In the second bowl combine all the dredge ingredients.
  2. Prepare the Ravioli. Keep the ravioli frozen, until ready to dredge. Dip the ravioli into a beaten egg, then dredge into breadcrumbs and put into a fryer basket.
  3. Repeat. Repeat with remaining ravioli.
  4. Cook the Ravioli: Air Fry at 400 degrees F. for 24 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time.
  5. Serve. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and serve hot with marinara sauce.
A fried ravioli dipped in marinare sauce

Recipe Shortcuts

We’re all busy, right? I’m 100% for using some kitchen shortcuts to make these recipes if you are short on time. Here are a few ways you can make this recipe quicker and easier to make.

  1. Pre-Breaded Ravioli: Save time by using pre-breaded mini cheese ravioli, eliminating the need for the dredge preparation.
  2. Store-Bought Marinara: Opt for high-quality, store-bought marinara sauce for convenience without compromising flavor.
  3. Air Fryer Liner: Use an air fryer liner or parchment paper [paid link] to minimize cleanup and prevent sticking, making the process more efficient.

Why this Recipe works

Your family will adore this recipe for its simplicity, delivering a perfect balance of crispy and cheesy goodness. The air-fried ravioli recipe offers a delightful texture, while the rich flavors and easy preparation make it a satisfying and enjoyable treat. It’s a delicious twist on a classic that caters to everyone’s taste buds, promising a memorable and fuss-free dining experience for the whole family.

Recipe tips and kitchen tricks

  1. Even Coating: Ensure a uniform coating by shaking off excess dredge ingredients. This promotes an even crispiness when air-frying.
  2. Preheat Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer before cooking to achieve optimal results. This helps create a crispy texture from the start.
  3. Serve Hot: For the best experience, serve the air-fried ravioli immediately. The heat maintains the crunchiness and enhances the overall enjoyment of the dish.

Recipe Variations

  1. Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli: Swap mini cheese ravioli for spinach and ricotta-filled ones. Elevate the flavors with a touch of garlic in the dredge.
  2. Mushroom Alfredo Dip: Accompany the ravioli with a creamy mushroom Alfredo dip instead of marinara for a rich and indulgent twist.
  3. Spicy Buffalo Ravioli: Add a kick by incorporating buffalo sauce into the dredge mixture. Serve with a tangy blue cheese dip for a spicy and savory experience.

Serving Suggestions

  1. Garlic Aioli Twist: Elevate the experience with a garlic aioli dip, adding a creamy and flavorful element to each bite.
  2. Fresh Basil Garnish: Sprinkle fresh basil on top for a burst of herbal freshness, enhancing the overall aroma and taste.
  3. Lemon Zest Sprinkle: Grate lemon zest over the ravioli to add a hint of citrus, cutting through the richness with a refreshing touch.
  4. Parmesan Shower: Finish with a generous shower of freshly grated Parmesan for an extra layer of cheesy goodness, making each bite even more delightful.

Storing, freezing, and reheating instructions

Storing: Store any leftover air-fried ravioli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Ensure they are completely cooled before storing to maintain crispiness.

Freezing: To freeze, arrange the cooked and cooled ravioli in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. Label with the date and freeze for up to 2 months.

Reheating: For best results, reheat frozen ravioli in the air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through and crispy. Alternatively, reheat refrigerated ravioli in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes. Ensure they are heated evenly before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use different types of ravioli?

Absolutely! Experiment with various fillings like spinach and ricotta or lobster to personalize the dish to your taste.

Can I make these ahead for a party?

Yes, prepare the ravioli in advance and freeze. Reheat in the air fryer for a quick and convenient party snack.

What dipping sauces pair well with air-fried ravioli?

Marinara is classic, but try garlic aioli, pesto, or a spicy buffalo dip for unique and delicious flavor combinations.

Can I bake instead of air frying?

While air frying yields the best crispiness, you can bake the ravioli in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for a similar result.

Drink Pairings


  1. Sparkling Lemonade: The effervescence and citrusy flavor of sparkling lemonade complement the richness of the air-fried ravioli, providing a refreshing contrast.
  2. Iced Tea: A classic iced tea, whether sweetened or unsweetened, pairs well with the savory ravioli, offering a timeless and family-friendly beverage.
  3. Fruit Punch Mocktail: Create a vibrant fruit punch mocktail with a mix of fruit juices and soda. Its fruity sweetness enhances the overall dining experience, making it perfect for family gatherings.

Wine, Cocktail, and Beer Pairings

Wine Pairings:

  1. Chardonnay: The buttery notes of Chardonnay complement the richness of the cheesy ravioli, creating a harmonious pairing.
  2. Pinot Noir: A light and fruity Pinot Noir can balance the flavors, enhancing the overall dining experience without overpowering the dish.
  3. Prosecco: The effervescence of Prosecco provides a delightful contrast to the crispy texture, creating a festive and enjoyable pairing.

Cocktail Pairings:

  1. Basil Lemon Drop Martini: The herbal notes of basil and the citrusy kick from a lemon drop martini add a refreshing twist to the savory ravioli.
  2. Classic Negroni: The bittersweet flavors of a Negroni can complement the richness of the dish, creating a sophisticated and well-balanced combination.
  3. Cucumber Mint Cooler: A cucumber mint cooler brings a light and refreshing element, perfect for cleansing the palate between bites.

Beer Pairings:

  1. Wheat Beer: The light and crisp profile of a wheat beer pairs well with the crispy texture of the ravioli, creating a refreshing combination.
  2. Amber Ale: An amber ale with its malty sweetness can complement the cheesy filling, adding depth to the overall flavor profile.
  3. IPA (India Pale Ale): For those who enjoy hoppy beers, an IPA can cut through the richness, providing a bold and flavorful pairing with the savory ravioli.
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Fried Ravioli is one of our new favorite appetizers. These crispy Air Fryer Fried Ravioli are easy to make, yet very impressive. These are absolutely perfect for game day, parties, or even the family dinner table.

Air Fryer Ravioli

Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
Crispy outside, tender inside. Air fried ravioli recipe offers a delightful crunch with a savory blend of pasta and filling flavors. Perfectly golden and delicious!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 107 kcal


For the Ravioli:

  • 1 egg , large
  • 1/2 bag store-bought mini cheese ravioli (about 18-20 ravioli)
  • non-stick canola cooking spray (optional)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce , warmed, for dipping

For the Dredge:

  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning [paid link]

Optional Garnishes:

  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese , grated


  • Set up a dredge station with two bowls. In the first bowl, beat the egg. In the second bowl combine all the dredge ingredients.
  • Prepare the Ravioli. Keep the ravioli frozen, until ready to dredge. Dip the ravioli into beaten egg, then dredge into breadcrumbs and put into fryer basket.
  • Repeat. Repeat with remaining ravioli.
  • Cook the Ravioli: Air Fry at 400 degrees F. for 24 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time.
  • Serve. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and serve hot with marinara sauce.


Serving: 3piecesCalories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 434mgPotassium: 164mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 260IUVitamin C: 2.9mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 1.9mg
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11 thoughts on “Air Fried Ravioli Recipe – 5 Easy Steps”

  1. Tried this exactly as posted with the Ninja Foodi and Kroger brand mini cheese ravioli (and Italian breadcrumbs in the dredge). Sadly, at 10 minutes they were already kinda overdone and disappointing. Not sure what went wrong, but next time I might go for less time, or less heat.

  2. Couple quick things, Wanted to try this tonight.
    1. Is there a difference if I use the bigger raviolis?
    2. Should I put the ravioli in the freezer for the day if they are currently just in the fridge?

  3. I used regular sized ravioli and added a couple minutes into the cooking time. Friends all loved them but next time I will try the mini ravioli!


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