Air fryer ravioli is easier to make than you think! Using fresh or frozen cheese or meat ravioli you can get that crispy outside with NO oil like this.
Air fryer ravioli is the most recent easy air fryer recipe we created and love! With just 4 simple ingredients you too can make this hearty appetizer or dinner for your family and be the hero in your house. 😉 (originally published 8/19, affiliate links present)
Ninja Foodi Ravioli
I bet these bites of goodness will become a new quick and easy family favorite comfort food for y’all too. Yes they are great boiled in a pot and tossed with sauce at the end but breaded and crispy like you see here are OMG out of this world delicious. Not just a dinner anymore, they are a fun snack that kids love.
You could use any brand of electric air fryer you have to make these. Biggest tip to their success is to air fry in a single layer so they aren’t overlapping. You really want the outside to be crunchy but still have tender cheese or meat on the inside. We love making them as an easy Ninja Foodi recipe on the weekends.
If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:
- My Favorite Air Fryer is a Cosori or for a dual machine, the Foodi.
- You can find more easy air fryer recipes here, we have Ninja Foodi recipes as well; bookmark them both!
Air Fryer Fried Ravioli
You can find a bag of these already made near the precooked pasta in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Ours are near the shredded cheeses and you can find a variety of fillings. Spinach and cheese and/or chicken are probably our favorites. They usually have vegetarian options too.
If you figure that each person is going to want 4-6 of them you can decide how many packages you will want to pick up for your family.
Air Fryer Ravioli Not Frozen
These are a bit easier to use because you don’t have to defrost them ahead of time. You just open the package, separate the pieces and then get your dishes set out so you can dip into the eggs, then the breadcrumbs so they stick and start to cook.
Air Fryer Ravioli Frozen
If you can only find them in the freezer section in a bag you could use those as well but it will take a bit more time. First you will want to set them in the fridge so they can defrost. You want the middle to be tender and not rock hard so it can cook evenly all the way thru nicely. Once they are thawed you can start with the instructions below.
Air fryer ravioli
- fresh or frozen
- cheese ravioli or meat filled
- Bread crumbs – Italian seasoned is best
- could add some garlic powder and/or other seasonings into the mix
- Parmesan cheese – shredded
- Olive oil spray if you want them REALLY crispy – generally isn’t necessary
- Marinara sauce to dip the ravioli in
- Non stick cooking spray for air fryer basket
If you needed an egg free air fryer fried ravioli recipe you could dip into olive oil instead. The breadcrumbs just won’t stick quite as well, but it’s an alternative if you need it.
Can you fry ravioli instead of boiling?
Yes, we will show you how here! You’ll need to use thawed pieces to make air fryer ravioli. Put each piece into the whisked egg bowl, flip.
Then put into breadcrumb mixture and coat on both sides well before putting raviolis in a single layer inside your air fryer basket.
Fill a pot with 2/3 water, put on the stovetop on medium/high, and bring to a boil. When the water is boiling add 1 tsp salt and add your frozen ravioli.
Stir so none of the ravioli stick to the bottom of the pot. Cook uncovered 4-7 minutes.
Use same instructions as frozen except do NOT stir, they may break apart. Cooking time remains the same.Take a bite out of one to test if pasta and filling is cooked before turning pot off.
The nice thing about “frying” them without oil is you get that crispy crunchy texture with soft meat or cheese inside.
Air fryer toasted ravioli
Do ravioli float when done?
Yes. That is a good indicator that yours are cooked through and ready to be taken out. Best to cut one in half though and taste it to ensure filling is cooked to your liking.
Allowing them to cool a bit to make these is helpful so you can handle them. The trick is to make sure they don’t stick together.
- If you take out a few at a time from the pot and put them in a bowl with a bit of olive oil, that works best.
Breaded ravioli is a great game day appetizer I tell you!
Can you reheat fried ravioli?
You can, it is one of those make ahead recipes that freezes beautifully if there are any left. When you’re ready to serve it, just take it straight from the freezer and reheat them on a cookie sheet in the oven for about 10-15 minutes at 375 – 400 degrees.
I have a printable recipe card at the bottom but here is a quick rundown so you have an idea before you get all set up;
Time needed: 4 minutes.
Toasted ravioli air fryer
Boil frozen or fresh ravioli in boiling water on the stovetop until they float. Set on paper towels and allow to cool enough to handle them.
Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
- Prepare coating
In a bowl whisk egg, in another bowl mix breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and any seasonings you’d like.
- Coat air fryer ravioli
Blot dry the outside of each ravioli, then dip into egg, and coat with breadcrumbs on both sides. Set inside air fryer basket in one layer.
Cook coated ravioli in air fryer for 3-4 minutes or until they’re as golden brown and crunchy as you’d like them to be.
Serve with fun dipping sauces like marinara, Ranch dressing, and homemade fry sauce.
- I really recommend eating your air fryer ravioli right out of the machine though!!
- They’re the best that way and honestly we’ve never had any left over.
These are made very similarly, but I used Panko breadcrumbs with the air fryer zucchini. With both you just dip into the whisked egg, then in the bowl combined with breadcrumbs, seasonings and parmesan.
- This will create the crispy coating you want on your vegetables and/or pasta like you see here.
- Biggest tip: Make sure that you do not overlap the food in your air fryer basket.
- You need the hot air to be able to circulate all around each piece for optimal results.
- For dessert try our air fryer cinnamon rolls!
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Air Fryer Ravioli
- Cook ravioli according to package directions on the stovetop in water.
- Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees and spray your air fryer basket with non stick spray.
- On a plate combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
- Whisk egg in a bowl and dredge each cooked and slightly cooled ravioli one at a time, followed by pressing each side into your breadcrumb mixture so each one is coated. Shake excess crumbs off and place each one inside air fryer basket. Do not overlap them.
- Cook at 400 degrees for 3-4 minutes or until crispy on the outside. Can flip them halfway through but not totally necessary.
- Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.