Fried Ravioli Air Fryer Recipe
makes easy work of frying ravioli when it’s on your appetizer or game day snack menu.
A favorite among kids and many adults is fried food ‘anything’ for appetizers or snacks. One thing that we as moms and cooks are not happy about is making a mess when frying. Oil splashes everywhere and the breadcrumbs have a way of multiplying on the floor.
Recently I jumped into the air fryer arena hoping that it would give me more options for snacks and dinner ideas. I’ve been in the testing mode for a few months and I must say I’m very pleased with the results so far.
What kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share all my cooking adventures and recipes with you? I’m excited to share this recipe especially if your family is a fried food lover. Less fat calories are consumed which is the biggest plus and for my crazy kitchen style, I find using the air fryer helps me to be more organized and in control when I cook.
If you buy ‘fresh’ raviolis the cooking time is shorter – about 3-5 minutes to boil them rather than the 12-15 minutes to boil frozen raviolis. Using either the fresh or frozen ravioli will give you the same end result.
BUT, it’s the ‘frying’ method that makes the difference here. It’s much LESS messy and the raviolis are delicious even if left on the buffet table and become room temperature. Keep the marinara sauce hot and all’s well.
We had leftovers and grampy had them for lunch two days later and he said they were a nice surprise lunch – something different than the usual sandwich.
- 1 small package of frozen ravioli (8-12 oz pkg.- or fresh if you prefer)
- 1 egg beaten
- ½ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese (you can use your favorite cheese)
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 tbls. each chopped parsley and/or basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Marinara Sauce (Use your favorite sauce)
- Bring water to a boil over high heat and cook ravioli according to package directions.
- Drain the ravioli and pat with paper towels to remove excess water, set aside.
- In a medium size bowl add the egg, grated cheese, salt and pepper.
- In a separate bowl add the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, parsley, basil and mix well.
- Dip cooked ravioli in egg mixture then add to breadcrumbs and coat the ravioli on both sides.
- Preheat the air fryer according to directions. Spray the cooking basket with non-stick cooking spray.
- Add 4-6 coated raviolis to the fryer basket (or as many as the basket will hold) and gently spray the top of each ravioli with a gentle spritz of cooking spray.
- Close the basket and set the temperature to 370 degrees and cook 5 minutes.
- Remove basket, turn over each ravioli, add another gentle spritz of cooking spray and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Remove to a plate and keep warm. Continue with remaining raviolis until all are cooked.
- Serve with your favorite Marinara Sauce for dipping.
Fried Raviolis is always a favorite party food, and it’s a preferred snack in our family. Every few months we cook up a batch and freeze them so they boys can take a few out when they want and warm them in the toaster over.
Here is an easy recipe for making a Marinara Sauce.
I have no doubt these would be a great game day food and also a delicious addition to a buffet.
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Have you used an air fryer? If so, what are your thoughts?
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