Toasted Ravioli done light in your air fryer. One of our favorite appetizers, made with store purchased ravioli filled with meat, cheese, or both, air “fried” and served with marinara sauce and a dusting of parmesan cheese.
Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli. Yes, it’s a real thing. That favorite appetizer, typically deep fried, done light. Right in your kitchen. In your air fryer. No grease, hardly any fuss.
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“So, how many do we each get?” Sound like a weird question? It’s not in our family. Fried Ravioli are my youngest daughter’s favorite appetizer. The second the plate gets set on the table, she scans the table with her eyes, mentally counting who is there. Looks at the plate — divides the number of ravioli on the plate by the number of people present at the table. Then she produces the number. Sometimes down to a fraction of a breaded ravioli.
“We all get 2.75 ravioli a piece.”
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Best thing you can do? Tell her you only want one and she can have the other. Watch her face light up.
I have wanted to make these for a SUPER long time. I don’t know why I waited so long. I think maybe it was kismet? You see, I have wanted an air fryer for a while now. But I hadn’t let myself buy one. Then, Hamilton Beach offered to send me one! I didn’t even have to ponder what would be the first thing I would make in it. Toasted Ravioli it is!!
Sure, fried food is delicious, but it’s not good for you. That’s why making these in the air fryer is genius!
Benefits of the Air Fryer:
- Low Fat, Healthier Cooking, Uses No Oil
- Easy Clean Up, No Fried Smell in you home
- Quick, in most cases cooks food in less than half the time as your oven
What Do I need to Make Toasted Ravioli In my Air Fryer?
- refrigerated ravioli
- Italian bread crumbs
- garlic salt
- Parmesan cheese
- Fresh parsley
I bought both cheese and Italian sausage ravioli in the refrigerated section. You will also need a container of Italian seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and a couple of eggs.
Dunk the ravioli in the egg, then the bread crumbs/Parmesan mixture.
Press that coating onto the each ravioli.
They are all ready to go! We are going to cook them in two batches.
For this particular recipe, you want to make sure they lay in a single layer in your Air Fryer.
Nine minutes, at 350 degrees.
Perfectly crispy and golden brown.
Plate them up with your favorite marinara sauce and eat them nice and hot!
I grew up eating Fried Ravioli. It’s our favorite appetizer at my FAVORITE pizza place in Omaha, Big Fred’s. The other place that you can guarantee we’d be noshing on a plateful of these babies? The Venice Inn. Sadly, it’s no longer. But the memory of their Toasted Ravioli lives on. I was doing a little reading up on where Fried Ravioli originated, and turned out in Saint Louis, Missouri! The first toasted ravioli can be traced back to a restaurant in an Italian neighborhood known as “the Hill” in St. Louis.
I played around with this recipe a bit. The first batch I took right from the package and prepped them for the Air Fryer. They were good. The only thing I noticed was that the edges were a little crunchier than I would have liked. So I tried a couple of other methods, just to make sure you could go with the one that is right for you.
First, I laid them (unbreaded) in a shallow dish with a couple of Tablespoons of water, and covered them. I microwaved them to “steam” them a little while. Better. I also tried the steaming method by placing them on a plate, covering them with a damp paper towel, and covered the plate in plastic wrap. Steamed them in the microwave for a couple of minutes. Still better.
Ultimately, boiling a bowl of water in the microwave, and dropping them in the hot water for a few minutes before you batter them was my favorite way. They were just more tender, and I preferred them that way.
What is an Air Fryer? Air Fryers, simply put, are compact convection ovens. They circulate hot air around a basket that holds your food. The Hamilton Beach Air Fryer is an easy-to-use countertop appliance that produces crispy food quickly with less fat than a deep fryer. Click here to purchase directly from Hamilton Beach and receive free shipping! The Hamilton Beach Air Fryer would make a great gift for anyone that loves to cook and entertain!
Five Reasons to Love the Hamilton Beach Air Fryer:
- Great Taste with Little to No Oil
- Fast Powerful Cooking
- Six Pre-Programmed Settings
- Easy to Clean
- Large Capacity
Features of the Hamilton Beach Air Fryer
- Achieve a crispy fried texture when cooking a variety of foods, from French fries to steak.
- The electric air fryer is quick and easy to use with no preheating necessary. Select either a pre-programmed setting or a time and temperature up to 400 degrees.
- One touch is all it takes to cook French fries, chicken, seafood, steak, baked goods and veggies.
- Nonstick food basket is removable to easily hand wash.
- Large air fryer cooking basket holds 2.5 liters.
Here are some other great Ravioli Recipes:
- Cherry Pie Ravioli
- Five Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Ravioli Bake
- Individual Serving Ravioli Lasagnas
- Butternut Squash Ravioli
Now, let’s get to this Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli recipe!