These crispy Toasted Ravioli are a St Louis classic that make the perfect easy appetizer or snack. Made from fresh or frozen raviolis, they are dunked in eggs and breadcrumbs, then baked and served with warm marinara sauce for dipping.
Best Toasted Ravioli Recipe
If you’ve never baked ravioli, you’ve been missing out on one of the simplest and most deliciously fun appetizers. This recipe for Toasted Ravioli is perfect for game day, holiday get togethers or as an appetizer for your next Italian dinner.
If you are from St Louis, you are well aware of these tasty little ravioli appetizers which are typically deep fried and served with marinara sauce and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Our version is a bit lighter since they are baked, not fried. We’ve also included air fryer instructions if you want to go that route.
You can use any type of raviolis - meat, plain cheese, frozen, fresh. We also like to serve with warm Alfredo sauce from time to time. No matter what they are crispy, cheesy, super delicious and incredibly simple.
Ingredients in This Toasted Ravioli Recipe
- Ravioli - you can use any type of frozen or fresh ravioli that you’d like. If you plan to use frozen, you’ll either want to thaw them out in the fridge or else add a few extra minutes to your baking time.
- Breadcrumbs - use regular breadcrumbs or substitute panko breadcrumbs if you prefer.
- Parmesan Cheese - a finely grated Parmesan cheese will stick the best. You may want to have a little extra on hand to sprinkle over the tops once they are warm.
- Italian Seasoning - you can find this in just about any spice section of the grocery store.
- Garlic Powder - this adds a great sweet garlic flavor.
- Egg - any type of large egg will work great.
- Water - this is to mix with the egg for your egg wash. You can also substitute milk if you'd like.
- Marinara Sauce - any type of marinara or pasta sauce warmed up will work great as a dipping sauce. We also love to use warmed Alfredo sauce.
How to Cook Oven Baked Ravioli
- Prep the breadcrumbs. In a shallow bowl or pie plate, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder and mix well.
- Prep the egg mixture. In a separate small bowl, combine the egg and 1 tablespoon water and whisk.
- Dip the raviolis. Dip each ravioli into the egg mixture, making sure it is fully coated. Let the excess drip off, then place into the bowl with the breadcrumbs. Pat the bread crumb mixture on to make sure it is completely coating both sides, then place onto the prepared baking sheet leaving space between each ravioli. Repeat the process until all of the raviolis are coated, then lightly spray the ravioli with cooking spray.
- Bake. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serve. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly, then serve warm with warm marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
Tips for Making Crispy Ravioli
- If you are using a bag of frozen ravioli, let it thaw in the fridge overnight.
- Be sure and let the excess egg drip off, and try to avoid getting any of the eggy drips into the breadcrumb mixture. It will help keep the mixture from getting too soggy.
- Every ravioli brand is different, so you’ll need to really keep an eye on the baking time the first time you make these.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you want a bit more of a fried feel without all of the extra fat and calories, these work great in the air fryer. Note: you will probably need to do multiple batches of these because you shouldn’t crowd the basket. Otherwise, they will never get crispy!
Just follow the instructions above, but cook in the air fryer for about 8-12 minutes at 400 degrees, flipping once after about 4 minutes.
Freezing Toasted Ravioli
These make a great make-ahead appetizer if you want. We recommend dipping and coating in your breadcrumbs, then freezing the entire tray. Once frozen, they can be put into freezer bags to use later!
Once you are ready to cook, all you’ll need to do is remove it from the freezer and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then bake as directed!
Toasted Ravioli Recipe
- 1 20-24 oz bag Ravioli Fresh or Frozen
- 1 cup Breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 large Egg
- 2 teaspoons Water or milk
- 1 cup Marinara Sauce warmed for dipping
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a shallow bowl or pie plate, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder and mix well.
- In a separate small bowl, combine the egg and 1 tablespoon water and whisk.
- Dip each ravioli into the egg mixture, making sure it is fully coated. Let the excess drip off, then place into the bowl with the breadcrumbs. Pat the bread crumb mixture on to make sure it is completely coating both sides, then place onto the prepared baking sheet leaving space between each ravioli.
- Repeat the process until all of the raviolis are coated, then lightly spray the ravioli with cooking spray.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly, then serve warm with warm marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
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- Warm Bean Dip
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- Buffalo Drumsticks
- Green Chili Chicken Taquitos
- Bacon Wrapped Smokies
- BBQ Chicken Taquitos
- Cream Cheese Dip
- BLT Dip
- Pizza Monkey Bread
- Parmesan Wings
- Buffalo Wings
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These simple Toasted Ravioli made from fresh or frozen raviolis that are dunked in eggs and breadcrumbs, then baked and served with warm marinara for dipping. They are perfect for game day, holiday get-togethers or as an appetizer for your next Italian dinner.