Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

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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.


Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer

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.  


This post and giveaway are sponsored by Hamilton Beach.  I have received the a Hamilton Beach Air Fryer for review, however, all opinions are my own.  #ad #HamiltonBeach



“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.  


Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer

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



Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer


What Do I need to Make Toasted Ravioli In my Air Fryer?

  • refrigerated ravioli
  • Italian bread crumbs
  • egg
  • garlic salt
  • Parmesan cheese 
  • Fresh parsley


Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer

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.  


Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer

Dunk the ravioli in the egg, then the bread crumbs/Parmesan mixture.  



Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer

Press that coating onto the each ravioli.


Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer

They are all ready to go! We are going to cook them in two batches.  


Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer

For this particular recipe, you want to make sure they lay in a single layer in your Air Fryer.  


Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer

Nine minutes, at 350 degrees.  



Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer

Perfectly crispy and golden brown.  



Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer

Plate them up with your favorite marinara sauce and eat them nice and hot!


Simple Homemade Marinara Sauce
Sure, you can open a jar of marinara sauce — OR you could make your own Homemade Marinara Sauce in no time and totally bring this recipe to a new level!



Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer

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.  



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  1. Great Taste with Little to No Oil
  2. Fast Powerful Cooking
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  4. Easy to Clean
  5. Large Capacity


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  • Achieve a crispy fried texture when cooking a variety of foods, from French fries to steak.
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  • 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:



Toasted/Fried Ravioli in an air fryer

Now, let’s get to this Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli recipe!





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Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

Overhead image of Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli on a serving plate

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.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes


  • 1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated ravioli
  • 1 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
  • Marinara and fresh parsley for serving


  1. Microwave a medium sized bowl water until boiling. Drop ravioli in for about 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a bowl combine bread crumbs with 1/2 cup or Parmesan cheese. I gave the shredded cheese a bit of a rough chop.
  3. Beat eggs in a small bowl with the garlic salt.
  4. Dip ravioli in egg then press into bread crumbs, coating both sides.
  5. Fill the basket of your air fryer with a single layer of ravioli.
  6. Set to 350 degrees and 9 minutes.
  7. Remove from fryer and serve hot with marinara for dipping, with a nice dusting of fresh parsley and shredded Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 307mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

Nutrition isn't always accurate.



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  1. This recipe must bro delicious and perfectly crusty. I need to get my air fryer ASAP. Can’t miss out on all this deliciousness. Thank s much for this recipe. Saving it for sure.

  2. If you don’t flip them will they be crispy in both sides? Also can you bread a bunch at once and let sit until you put a new batch in.?

    1. I honestly think it depends on the air fryer. You can stop halfway through cooking time and flip them if you’d like. Not crowding them helps them to cook evenly without flipping. And yes, feel free to bread them in advance. 🙂

  3. I’m making them now as I type this out waiting to get out the air fryer this is my first attempt at making ravioli besides chef boyardee microwave greatness! I will post a pic of my first batch and hopefully 2nd unless my boys just totally don’t like them what so ever…….

  4. This recipe is very good but, toasted ravioli is ALWAYS made with meat filing. I grew up in St Louis and visit restaurants on The Hill every time I visit

    1. We always order it with meat, Susan. But I have many readers that don’t eat meat — so I try to make the options adjustable for everyone. Glad you like the recipe!

  5. Is it with all shredded parmesan cheese or do you use the grated kind in the bottle and shredded at the end?

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