Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

These Italian appetizers are crunchy and delicious dipped in a warm marinara sauce. They are very addictive! Make a bunch, you'll need to have a lot!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 dozen beef ravioli or 2 dozen cheese ravioli or 2 dozen other filled ravioli, thawed if frozen
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • parmesan cheese
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • marinara sauce (for dipping)


  1. Cook ravioli in boiling salted water until they float to the top; remove from water and drain.
  2. Set aside to cool.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in fryer at least 2" deep to a temperature of 375 degrees.
  4. Dip ravioli in beaten egg, then cover in breadcrumbs.
  5. Fry in batches in hot oil until golden brown, about 5 minutes; drain.
  6. Sprinkle hot ravioli with parmesan cheese.
  7. Heat marinara sauce and set aside in serving bowl.
  8. Serve ravioli with dipping sauce.
Most Helpful

Oh yea, these are good! DH and I have ordered these as an appetizer in our favorite Italian restaurant, and he commented that we could have just ordered 2 appetizers and salads and made dinner out of them, so tonight that's just what I did. We had these with a salad, and I am stuffed! Served them with roasted garlic marinara on the side for dipping, or in the case of DH, pouring on. Thanks for the recipe, Sue- we'll be using this a lot! :o)

Terri F. May 18, 2002

These are excellent! I have made this recipe numerous times in the past and they disappear in the blink of an eye. Thanks for posting!

Denise! May 14, 2002

this sounds wonderful! I will try this very soon. I have tried something similar at one of our great New Orleans restaurants. They serve "fried" bowtie pasta with spinach and artichoke dip. It's awesome!

Gita May 22, 2002