Fried Ravioli

I promised to post some easy, frugal recipes for holiday entertaining, so here’s my next one…enjoy!

Fried Ravioli


  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 cups Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 box store-bought bite-size cheese ravioli (about 24 ravioli)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 2 cups marinara sauce, heated, for dipping

Heat 2 inches of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 325°.

While the oil is heating, put the buttermilk and the breadcrumbs in separate shallow bowls. Working in batches, dip the ravioli in the buttermilk to coat completely, allowing the excess buttermilk to drip back into the bowl. Dredge the ravioli in the bread crumbs. Place the ravioli on a baking sheet.

When the oil is hot, fry the ravioli in batches, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer the fried ravioli to paper towels to drain (a slotted spoon works best).

Sprinkle the fried ravioli with Parmesan cheese and serve with a side of warmed marinara sauce for dipping.