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Toasted Ravioli

Author Maggie @ The Love Nerds


  • Extra Virgi Olive oil for frying
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2-4 cups Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 package of thawed ravioli I normally purchase a refrigerated family size package of cheese or other flavored ravioli
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 jar marinara sauce heated for dipping; I usually go the easy route and purchase store bought


  1. Combine milk and egg in a small bowl and whisk together. Place breadcrumbs in another bowl. Dip ravioli in milk/egg mixture, and then coat with breadcrumbs. I recommend coating all raviolis before you try to start cooking them.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat marinara sauce over medium heat until bubbling. Reduce the heat to simmer.
  3. In a large pan, pour oil to depth of 2 inches. Heat oil over medium heat. You want the oil hot before ever trying to fry the ravioli; try adding a small amount of breading into the oil – it should sizzle and turn brown. Fry ravioli about 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Don’t put more ravioli in a pan than you can manage monitoring and flipping. Place on paper towels when they are done and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Serve with hot marinara sauce.