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No need for deep frying when you can get super crispy ravioli in an air fryer! Air fryer ravioli is a cheesy party app perfect for dipping in marinara—and it comes together in 20 minutes from start to finish!

Overhead view of crispy ravioli in bowl with marinara
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Fried ravioli is one of those restaurant appetizers that’s fun to order when you’re out, but you never think to make it at home. But when you have an air fryer, all those fried appetizers are suddenly easy to make in your own kitchen, which means: helloooo crispy air fryer ravioli!

While I came up with this recipe with parties in mind, it’s so easy to whip up that you can really make it for a weeknight dinner when you’re having crockpot zuppa toscana (dipping it in the soup is SO yum!), for snacking on while bingeing your latest Netflix obsession, or whenever you have a craving for cheesy, crispy ravioli and a really good marinara dipping sauce.

Is Fried Ravioli a St. Louis Thing?

Yes! In St. Louis, fried ravioli is known as toasted ravioli, and it’s definitely a thing. Cheese ravioli is breaded, deep-fried, dusted with grated Parmesan, and served with marinara for dipping. There are a few different restaurants in St. Louis that claim to have invented toasted ravioli, and along with gooey butter cake, it’s one of the city’s most famous foods.

How to Make Air Fryer Ravioli

  • Set up your dredging station. Whisk the eggs and water in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the panko, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. 
  • Preheat the air fryer. Preheat the air fryer to 390ºF for 5 minutes and grease the basket with cooking spray.
  • Coat the ravioli. Dip the frozen ravioli in the egg mixture, followed by the panko mixture until it’s evenly coated. Place the breaded ravioli in the air fryer basket, being careful not to over-crowd. Spray the tops of the ravioli with cooking spray.
  • Cook. Air fry the ravioli for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden and crispy on the outside, flipping them halfway through the cooking time.
  • Serve. Garnish the ravioli with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley, then serve it with marinara for dipping.
Crispy ravioli in bowl with marinara sauce for dipping

Tips and Variations

These tips and tricks will guarantee that your crispy ravioli turns out perfect in the air fryer!

  • Using full-size ravioli? This recipe will still work; you’ll just need to increase the cooking time by about 2 minutes.
  • What about fresh ravioli? Fresh ravioli works too! You’ll need to reduce the cooking time to 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Types of ravioli. You can use any type of ravioli you want! I used a three cheese one here but you can use your favorite.
  • Don’t crowd the air fryer basket. If you have a smaller air fryer, you may need to make this recipe in batches. It’s better to make two batches than to crowd the ravioli into the basket, which will keep them from getting crispy.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. My favorite way to reheat crispy ravioli is in the air fryer—it’s your best bet for reviving that crispy exterior! You can reheat them at 390ºF for about 5 minutes.

5 from 4 votes

Air Fryer Ravioli

You're only 20 minutes away from crispy, cheesy, homemade toasted ravioli!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people



  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups (120 g) panko bread crumbs
  • ¾ cup (75 g) parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 20 oz (567 g) frozen three cheese mini ravioli bag
  • Cooking spray
  • Chopped fresh parsley, to garnish
  • Marinara sauce, to serve
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  • In a medium bowl, combine eggs and water and whisk with a fork for a minute and set aside.
    a shallow plate with eggs have been beaten with a metal gold fork
  • In a separate bowl; combine panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix it well and set it aside.
    panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese on a shallow white plate next to a wooden spoon
  • Take the frozen ravioli out from the bag and dip them in the egg mixture first.
    ravioli has been placed into the egg mixture
  • Next, coat them with the panko mixture until evenly coated. Repeat the same with the remaining ravioli.
    egg washed ravioli sits on top of a panko breadcrumb mixture
  • Meanwhile, preheat the air fryer for 390 °F (199 °C) for 5 minutes. Grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Place the breaded ravioli in the air fryer basket without overcrowding it. Spray the cooking spray on the top of the ravioli.
    panko-coated ravioli inside an air fryer basket
  • Air fry the ravioli for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through until golden and crispy on the outside.
    browned and crispy air fried ravioli in the basket of an air fryer
  • Once done, garnish the ravioli with grated parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve the crispy ravioli with the marinara sauce on the side.


Serving: 5ounces, Calories: 700kcal, Carbohydrates: 82g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 171mg, Sodium: 1717mg, Potassium: 125mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 5g

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