Fried ravioli sounds like a vegetarian dish….unfortunately if you read the menu description restaurants use meat filled ravioli in their appetizers. Last week Publix had frozen ravioli on sale, so I decided to use one bag for my own version of fried ravioli. I started with this recipe from Pinterest modified for cheese ravioli instead of meat. The recipe calls for defrosted ravioli, but I didn’t notice that until I was ready to make dinner, so I skipped that part. Also I decided to bake not fry the ravioli, saving a few calories and a few minutes in the kitchen.
Normally a bag of ravioli would be just enough for dinner if I boil them and serve with sauce. The raviolis seemed never ending as I reached into the bag each time. We had these for dinner with salad and there are still plenty of leftovers. If you aren’t having a party and don’t have a house full of hungry teenagers, I suggest making just half of a bag.
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup flour
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 24 ounce bag frozen cheese ravioli
- 1 cup tomato sauce for dipping
- Preheat oven to 450
- Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper
- Pour flour in to another bowl
- Whisk eggs and water in a bowl
- In third bowl mix bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder
- Coat ravioli in flour, egg, then seasoned bread crumbs
- Place coated raviolis on baking sheet (don't worry about crowding them, they don't stick together much)
- Bake at 450 for 20 minutes until raviolis are golden brown
- Serve with tomato sauce for dipping, enjoy!
What is your favorite restaurant appetizer?