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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Anjali Shah

Air Fryer Ravioli (Toasted Ravioli Recipe!)

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Air Fryer Ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta are dipped in breadcrumbs then air-fried until crispy. Enjoy with a spinach marinara sauce for a healthy, satisfying, easy weeknight Italian meal!

crispy air fryer ravioli with marinara sauce, served on a white plate with sauce on the side, top view

Recently, I’ve discovered the brilliance of air frying. I decided to breathe new life into our tried and true ravioli with marinara sauce by using the air fryer.

Air fryer toasted ravioli is a hearty and comforting dish that’s simple to make on a busy weeknight. It’s my new favorite way to cook ravioli! Who doesn’t love air fried cheese ravioli topped with marinara and parmesan cheese? My husband and kids devour it quickly.

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I love to make airfryer ravioli for the family because it’s a well-rounded meal, especially when using whole wheat pasta and adding some veggies into the mix. There are whole grains from the whole wheat pasta, protein from the cheese, and veggies in the sauce and filling.

Instead of just boiling the pasta, I dip them in egg wash and whole wheat breadcrumbs to make them nice and crispy. Then I add more veggies to the sauce to amp up the nutritional value.

The result was this air fryer fried ravioli with a superfood marinara sauce! It’s tasty, satisfying, and makes for easy dinners or can also be a great appetizer for feeding a crowd!

👩‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • Golden brown, crispy coating
  • A favorite appetizer for a party
  • The whole family will love it!
  • Serve with a veggie-packed dipping sauce
  • Perfect for a hearty meal or a delicious appetizer
  • This air fryer ravioli recipe is ready in less than 20 minutes
  • Fried ravioli in the air fryer has less fat and calories
  • An easy recipe for a busy weeknight

🥘 Ingredients

Air fried ravioli requires simple ingredients found at your local grocery store. For the full recipe, ingredient list, and nutritional information, see the recipe card below!

ingredients for easy vegetarian air fryer ravioli recipe with homemade marinara sauce

Whole Wheat Ravioli: Feel free to use your favorite ravioli for this recipe. I prefer whole wheat for the added nutrients, but regular ravioli works great too.

Veggies: Bell peppers, red onion, and spinach pack in immune-boosting nutrients to store-bought marinara. Spinach is packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds such as lutein. Consuming dark leafy greens like spinach have numerous health benefits including fighting cancer, regulating blood pressure, improving eye health, and helping with oxidative stress.

Marinara Sauce: Homemade marinara is delicious, but sometimes shortcuts are just as good. I like to use store-bought marinara and spruce it up myself.

Seasoning: Italian seasoning is a blend of herbs with an earthy flavor. I like to add it to pasta sauce, meatballs, grilled veggies, breadsticks, and vegetable soup! It adds a nice flavor to the coating. Sometimes I will add garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and onion powder as well!

Eggs: Eggs are the edible glue that cause the bread crumb mixture to stick to the pasta.

Whole Wheat Flour: Whole wheat flour is less processed than white flour. It’s a great source of fiber, protein, and minerals. All-purpose flour works great too!

Whole Wheat Panko Breadcrumbs: The breadcrumbs air fry until crisp and golden!

Parmesan Cheese: When parmesan cheese is baked, it gets crisp. The sweetness of the marinara and the saltiness of the parmesan are a delicious combo!

📖 Variations

Here are a few quick and easy variations to toasted ravioli in the air fryer.

  • Air Fryer Frozen Ravioli: Frozen ravioli works great too since you boil it first anyhow. Don’t bread the pasta while still frozen. Follow the recipe as directed.
  • Air Fryer Ravioli Without Breading: You can air fry ravioli without breading too! Boil the pasta according to the package directions then toss with a small amount of oil, salt, and pepper. Air fry the ravioli for 5 to 6 minutes. oli
  • Air Fryer Tortellini: Replace the cheese ravioli with cheese tortellini.
  • Fresh Ravioli: Feel free to switch up the types of ravioli you use. Butternut squash, goat cheese, chicken, lobster, mixed veggie, or cheese all taste delicious.
  • Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks: Spray your basket with olive oil cooking spray to prevent sticking. Air fry the frozen mozzarella sticks for 5 to 7 minutes at 390 degrees Fahrenheit, flipping halfway through.

🔪 Instructions

This fried ravioli recipe comes together in a snap! Here’s how to make it.

Sauté Veggies: Sauté the peppers, onions, and garlic in a large drizzle of olive oil until soft and fragrant – about 5 minutes.

peppers onions and garlic being sauteed in a pan

Add Baby Spinach: Stir in the baby spinach and sauté another 3 minutes or so.

spinach added to pan with garlic peppers onions

Add Marinara Sauce: Add the jarred tomato sauce, and then season with salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper to taste. Simmer on low for 10 minutes until the flavors marry and the sauce thickens.

Boil Pasta: Boil your ravioli according to the package’s directions. Drain them and remove as much water as possible. This will ensure your coating sticks and gets crispy.

cooked ravioli

Coat: Dip a cooked but dry ravioli into the flour mixture in a shallow dish. Coat well on both sides.

ravioli coated in flour

Dip Ravioli In Egg Wash: In a medium bowl, whisk eggs. Dip the coated ravioli into the egg mixture letting the excess drip off.

ravioli dipped in eggs

Dredge In Breadcrumbs: In a second bowl, mix together the italian breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and seasoning. Place ravioli into the breadcrumb mixture and coat well.

egg coated ravioli dipped in breadcrumbs

Place Ravioli On Sheet Pan: Place the breaded ravioli on the baking sheet until you have enough to fill the air fryer basket.

coated raviolis on baking sheet

Air Fry Ravioli: Place the ravioli in a single layer into the basket. Air fry at 350 degrees F for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown and crispy all over. If you overlap them, the hot air won’t circulate around the pasta for a crispy coating. While the first batch cooks, continue to coat the remaining pasta.

ravioli in air fryer

Serve: Enjoy with marinara sauce or ranch dressing on the side.

crispy air fryer ravioli with marinara sauce, served on a white plate with sauce on the side, side view

❓ Recipe FAQs

Can you cook frozen ravioli in the air fryer?

Yes, you can cook frozen toasted ravioli in the air fryer! Spray with a little oil and then air fry until crispy on the outside and cooked through.

How should I store vegetarian air fryer ravioli?

Store any leftover ravioli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. The best way to reheat it is on a sheet pan in the oven at 350 degrees until the outside is crispy and the inside is hot – about 10 minutes.

What do you serve with Air Fryer Ravioli?

This delicious air fryer ravioli recipe is versatile. Serve it for dinner or as an easy appetizer for a dinner party. It’s the perfect finger food for dipping in the marinara sauce. I like to serve it with caesar salad, mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette, or steamed veggies.

Is this recipe kid-friendly?

My kids loved this easy air fryer ravioli recipe. They’re always happy when it’s ravioli night, but they really enjoyed the crispy texture of this dish. I served the sauce on the side, and they enjoyed dunking their pasta in the sauce.

Is air fryer ravioli healthy?

Since this recipe is made in the airfryer all you need to do is spray the basket with cooking spray to get a nice and crispy texture. This cuts back on both the calories and fat in this dish. One serving of ravioli fried in a deep fryer will run you 500 calories over 12g of fat. This recipe has less than 300 calories and 8g of fat per serving!

💭 Expert Tips

  • Boil the ravioli on the stove-top before breading and placing in the airfryer.
  • Follow the cook time on the package directions for boiling the pasta. Don’t over cook as it’s going to be cooked again when it goes into the airfryer.
  • Use whole wheat flour, whole wheat ravioli, and whole wheat Panko to make this a healthy whole grain dish.
  • Spray basket with cooking spray to prevent the pasta from sticking.
  • If you have a small air fryer model you’ll need to cook them in batches. While one batch is air frying, bread the next batch, and so on until all have been fried.
  • Flip the pasta halfway through cooking to ensure they are crispy on both sides.
  • Serve hot with the sauce on the side for dipping.
  • Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper before placing the ravioli on it. This will make clean-up a breeze!
  • Use separate shallow bowls for the egg mixture and the flour mixture for easy dipping.
easy vegetarian air fryer ravioli recipe with homemade marinara sauce for dipping

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Crispy Air Fryer Ravioli

Air Fryer Ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta are dipped in breadcrumbs then air-fried until crispy. Enjoy with a spinach marinara sauce for a healthy, satisfying, and easy weeknight meal or party appetizer!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 package Whole wheat ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta if you can't find whole wheat, regular spinach/ricotta ravioli is fine too

Sauce

  • 2 yellow or orange bell peppers diced
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 5 oz baby spinach clamshell about 6 cups, chopped
  • 32 oz jar of marinara sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper and italian seasoning to taste

Breading

Instructions

  • Sauté the peppers, onion and garlic together in a drizzle of olive oil until cooked – about 5 min.
  • Add the baby spinach – sauté another 3 minutes.
  • Add the jarred tomato sauce, and then season with salt, pepper, italian seasoning and crushed red pepper to taste. Simmer on low for 10 minutes until the flavors are combined.
  • Boil the raviolis according to package instructions and drain well to removing as much water as possible.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs with the grated parmesan and Italian seasoning until well combined.
  • Dip a boiled and drained ravioli into the flour. Make sure to coat it well on both sides.
  • Then dip the ravioli into the lightly beaten eggs.
  • Next, dredge the ravioli in the seasoned panko breadcrumbs.
  • Set aside on a baking sheet while you batter enough raviolis to fit your air fryer basket.
  • Air fry at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes (no need to flip midway during cooking time).
  • Serve with marinara sauce on the side

Video

https://youtu.be/cUMz67L9538

Notes

  • Boil the ravioli on the stove-top before breading and placing in the air fryer.
  • Follow package instructions for preparing ravioli. Don’t over cook as it’s going to be cooked again when it goes into the air fryer.
  • Use whole wheat flour, whole wheat ravioli, and whole wheat Panko to make this a healthy whole grain dish. If you can’t find whole wheat ravioli, regular ravioli is also ok!
  • Spray basket with cooking spray to prevent ravioli from sticking.
  • If you have a small air fryer you’ll need to cook in batches. While one batch is air frying, bread the next batch, and so on until all ravioli have been fried.
  • Flip the ravioli half way through cooking to ensure they are crispy on both sides.
  • Serve hot with the sauce on the side for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.2g | Protein: 14.9g | Fat: 8.1g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 729mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 7.1g | Sugar: 4.2g

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20 responses to “Air Fryer Ravioli (Toasted Ravioli Recipe!)”

  1. Now these are the new type of ravioli, that’s for sure. Definitely something I would make over the weekend.5 stars

  2. Never tried breaded ravioli before, and I was pleasantly surprised! Really good made in an air-fryer! Excellent texture and flavours in this dish!5 stars

  3. I don’t use my airfryer nearly enough so I am going to try these. We have family visiting soon and they will love this idea and won’t know how healthy it is!5 stars

  4. I have always wanted to make the perfect fried ravioli for appetizers. Your recipe looks fantastic perfect for the big game. I do not have an air fryer but I will use the traditional frying system.5 stars

    • Yesss these are perfect for game day appetizers or small bites for a crowd! If you get a chance to pick up an air fryer you should definitely try it – you’ll get the same texture as a regular deep fryer but with less cleanup and less calories! 🙂

  5. I never would have thought of ravioli in my air fryer. Still new to trying things in my new appliance. But the star of the show was the MARINARA! I’m using this on all sorts of other pastas. My new favorite!5 stars

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