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Toasted Ravioli Lollipops with Pesto and Marinara Dipping Sauce

Toasted Ravioli Lollipops with Pesto and Marinara Dipping Sauce

In a large skillet, heat 3-4 inches of oil to about 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs. In a second small bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, seasonings, and spices. Place the flour in a third small bowl.

First, dust the ravioli with flour. Dip 1 ravioli at a time in the egg bowl and then the breadcrumb mixture, generously coating each side of the ravioli. Place the ravioli onto parchment paper and repeat the previous steps for the remainder of the ravioli.

Carefully push 10-15 lollipop sticks into the backs of each ravioli. Carefully dip each ravioli into the hot oil, top side down, and cook until the downside is browned or "toasted," about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove the ravioli and place on a paper towel to drain, while you cook the remaining ravioli.

Plate the ravioli, garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and serve with your pesto and marinara sauce (recipes below).


Toasted Ravioli Recipe: Snack on This Crispy Baked Ravioli With Spicy Marinara Sauce Recipe by Gigi Gaggero

Today is National Ravioli Day! Celebrate with this crispy oven-baked ravioli and spicy marinara dipping sauce.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

  • 1/2 pound cheese ravioli
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated fine
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 10 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, warmed (for dipping)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cook ravioli according to package directions. Drain well. Arrange in single layer on a baking sheet prepared with a nonstick baking mat or your favorite cooking spray. Cool completely.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In shallow bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, Parmesan, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Dredge ravioli in the flour and shake off excess. Dip in beaten egg and then coat with the seasoned bread crumb mixture. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, spacing about 1 inch apart in single layer. Lightly coat tops with cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
  5. Warm the marinara sauce with red chili flakes, if using, and sprinkle with freshly chopped basil. Serve.

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Toasted Ravioli

Air fryer ravioli has a crisp golden crunchy outside, that is full of Italian flavor. And then inside is soft, warm and full of cheese. Creating these delicious finger food is super easy and really fast. So when you need a go to appetizer or even a meal, that is a bit different reach for these toasted ravioli. They will be a hit every single time! Having that crunch outside combined with the super tender inside is MUST make. You are going to love it!

Making this appetizer in the air fryer makes it even that much better. You do not have to use extra oil and fat for frying, but you will still get that fried golden taste. The air fryer cooks by circulating the air around the ravioli so cooks evenly and it will bake up fast. Ready to eat in about 15-20 minutes, you can have a delectable dish ready in no time. This is one you just have to try. It is so satisfying.


I love that this recipe for Toasted Spinach Pesto Ravioli is made with crescent rolls and baked instead of fried. The recipe came out amazing and my family loved the taste and crunchy texture!

Just look at that spinach and pesto filled ravioli! So much flavor and the best part was that it only took a few ingredients to make.

Using pre-made ingredients really cuts down the time to make this dish and I think using the Pillsbury crescent rolls as the dough is genius! The ravioli become really crunchy because of the Progresso Panko bread crumbs.

This dish would make a great appetizer for a party too. Just have a spoon for the marinara and everyone can grab a Toasted Spinach Pesto Ravioli and a little sauce on the side. I also liked serving it with the leftover pesto as well!

This recipe is definitely a must-try along with all the other category winners in the 48th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest!


How to Make Ravioli in the Air Fryer

From start to finish you can have these done in about 15-20 minutes. The fact they are so easy and so delicious is huge bonus.

  1. Whisk: In a small bowl add eggs and whisk.
  2. Combine: In another small bowl combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
  3. Dredge: Dip each ravioli into the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Complete: Continue with each ravioli and place into the basket of an air fryer.
  5. Air Fry: Cook at 360 degrees for 3-4 minutes. Spray with olive oil spray and flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until golden.


Extra crunchy and flavorful

There’s no doubt our trusty pantry friend, Panko Breadcrumbs, provides extra crunch factor in these toasted ravioli.

The virtues of panko breadcrumbs are many. It’s a type of breadcrumb that began with Asian cuisine that is now widely used and can easily be found at most grocery stores. The airy light texture of panko is more flaky and crispy than typical breadcrumbs.

Once you combine panko breadcrumbs with parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning , and kosher salt, it results in a flavorful coating that puts the happy into every bite.

I used a similar coating for these epic Parmesan & Panko Crusted Pork Chops — it was an instant dinner hit.


  • Fresh Ravioli | Cheese, meat, or spinach filled. Buy whatever you want.
  • Breadcrumbs | This is going to give the crunchy texture.
  • Egg | The binder to help the breadcrumb mixture stick to the ravioli.
  • Parmesan | Added flavoring to the breadcrumbs!

How to Make Ravioli in the Air Fryer

From start to finish you can have these done in about 15-20 minutes. The fact they are so easy and so delicious is huge bonus.

  1. Whisk: In a small bowl add eggs and whisk.
  2. Combine: In another small bowl combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
  3. Dredge: Dip each ravioli into the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Complete: Continue with each ravioli and place into the basket of an air fryer.
  5. Air Fry: Cook at 360 degrees for 3-4 minutes. Spray with olive oil spray and flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until golden.


Toasted Ravioli

Crispy, fried ravioli dipped in marinara sauce. A St. Louis classic!

whole Frozen Ravioli (cheese Or Meat)

Jarred Marinara Sauce, Heated

Heat the oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat until it reaches 400 degrees.

Whisk together the eggs and half-and-half in a dish. Place the flour in a separate dish. Pour the breadcrumbs into a third dish.

Grab the ravioli right out of the freezer. One at a time, drop the ravioli into the egg mixture, then dredge them in flour, then dunk them once again in the egg mixture, then coat them in the breadcrumbs. Set them aside on a plate as you go.

3 or 4 at a time, drop the breaded ravioli into the oil and fry them for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until the surface is golden brown and the filling is hot. They brown quickly, so watch them the whole time!

Remove them to a paper towel and repeat with the rest of the ravioli. Transfer them to a serving platter, sprinkle on the Parmesan and parsley, and serve with the marinara sauce.

Don't have time to make your own toasted ravioli? Try PW's Toasted Sausage Ravioli with Marinara Sauce instead, sold in the frozen section of select supermarkets. 😍

Toasted ravioli is a St. Louis specialty Marlboro Man and I first tried it years and years ago when we visited St. Louis to attend my brother-in-law&rsquos wife&rsquos brother&rsquos wedding. At least I think that&rsquos whose wedding it was. It might have been my brother&rsquos wife&rsquos brother-in-law&rsquos wedding. Or it might have been my wife&rsquos brother-in-law&rsquos brother&rsquos wedding.

(Don&rsquot pay any attention to me. I could go on like this for hours.)

Anyway, toasted ravioli, despite its moniker, is actually fried ravioli (I&rsquom not quite sure where the word &ldquotoasted&rdquo came into play), and while it seems like it would be a complicated munchie to make, it really couldn&rsquot be easier. It&rsquos the perfect predinner bite for any Italian(ish) menu, or just a fun snack for a night of movie watching.

For the breading of the ravioli, you need 3 dishes: One with an egg/half-and-half mixture&hellip


Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli are crispy golden nuggets of YUM! Perfect as an appetizer or even a meal, you are going to love these!

  • 2
    large
    eggs
  • 1/2
    cup
    Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • ½
    cup
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1
    (14 ounce) package
    cheese ravioli
  • olive oil spray
  • marinara sauce for serving

In a small bowl add eggs and whisk. In another small bowl combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.

Dip each ravioli into the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumb mixture.

Continue with each ravioli and place into the basket of an air fryer.

Cook at 360 degrees for 3-4 minutes. Spray with olive oil spray and flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until golden.

Calories 148 kcal (7%) Carbohydrates 11 g (4%) Protein 10 g (20%) Fat 7 g (11%) Saturated Fat 3 g (15%) Trans Fat 1 g Cholesterol 104 mg (35%) Sodium 429 mg (18%) Potassium 85 mg (2%) Fiber 1 g (4%) Sugar 1 g (1%) Vitamin A 272 IU (5%) Vitamin C 1 mg (1%) Calcium 180 mg (18%) Iron 1 mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.


Watch the video: How to Make Giadas Fried Ravioli Appetizer. Everyday Italian. Food Network (November 2021).