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The Best Air Fryer Ravioli

Air fryer ravioli is easier to make than you think! Using fresh instead of frozen ravioli in air fryer, cheese or meat filled, you can get that crispy outside with NO oil like this. 

Air Fryer ravioli

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 easy air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

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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.

fried ravioli recipe

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

First thing first, choose whatever filling you like. If you need something dairy free then choose meat.

  1. Ravioli
    1. fresh or frozen
    2. cheese ravioli or meat filled
  2. Bread crumbs – Italian seasoned is best
    1. could add some garlic powder and/or other seasonings into the mix
  3. Parmesan cheese – shredded
  4. Egg
  5. Olive oil spray if you want them REALLY crispy – generally isn’t necessary
  6. Marinara sauce to dip the ravioli in
  7. 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.

air fried ravioli

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.

How do you thaw frozen ravioli?

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.

How do you cook fresh ravioli?

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 fried 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.


Air fryer toasted ravioli

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; 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.

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  2. In a bowl whisk egg, in another bowl mix breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and any seasonings you’d like.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve with fun dipping sauces like marinara, Ranch dressing, and homemade fry sauce.

Toasted Air Fryer Ravioli

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. Other Ninja Foodi recipes you might enjoy:

  1. How to make air fryer frozen chicken nuggets
  2. You can serve this with air fryer cauliflower
    1. or air fryer zucchini chips as a side dish

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. 

zucchini chips

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 sticky buns with cinnamon rolls!

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Air Fryer Ravioli

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.
Course Appetizer, Entree, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, cheese, dinner, frozen, ninja foodi, ravioli
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 558kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • 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.


Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Ravioli
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 558 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 1270mg55%
Potassium 207mg6%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 317IU6%
Calcium 296mg30%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Friday 17th of January 2020

Can you use frozen ravioli that is already breaded? I f so would I cook at 400 degrees for how long?

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