My kids love these little breaded cheese raviolis.  We don't have them often, but when I do make them, they are gone in seconds.

2 TBS whole milk
1 egg
1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
25 oz. package frozen cheese ravioli, thawed
3 cups of vegetable oil for frying
2 TBS parmesan cheese
1 jar of spaghetti sauce, for dipping

Thaw raviolis.  

Combine milk and egg in a small bowl.  Place breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in another bowl.  Dip ravioli in milk mixture, and coat with breadcrumbs.

Heat sauce in a small pan for later.

In a large heavy frying pan, pour oil to depth of 2 inches.  Heat oil over medium heat until a small amount of breading sizzles and turns brown. Fry ravioli, a few at a time, until each side is golden.  Drain on paper towels.  Serve with heated sauce for dipping.

(These are very hot and take awhile to cool after frying.  Beware!)


  1. Oh YUM. Must try these! And to share the love back, here are two favorite summer recipes, I know you like chopped salads (and I love Barefoot Contessa!):
    Panzanella http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/guacamole-salad-recipe/index.html

    (Posting this on the West Coast, that's why I'm still up!)

    and Guacamole Salad

  2. looks yummy - I've never thought of frying them but why not?!

  3. I always love it when you post recipes.... I immediately want to try them out (and I usually do)... so, thanks.

  4. Yum! These are a St. Louis staple! I've never had home made... Thanks for the recipe!

  5. I have always wondered how to make these! Thank you!

  6. One of my favorite restaurants fries small bow tie pasta and you dip them into sauce as an appetizer...we have always wondered how they do it, but I bet it is the same way. Thanks for sharing ~ I am going to try it.

  7. Just bought a Costco bag of ravioli so I can't wait to try it -- I know my three kids will love it! I never thought of preparing it that way before...love your blog, too!

  8. I'm not a big fan of fried anything, but I have to tell you, when I saw this I was all over it. I'm making this. Do you serve it as a snack, or as a meal? I would eat this as an entire meal. Maybe I can fry up some of the zucchini from my gaden to go with it.

  9. Those look delish! I can't wait to try them! My kids would go bonkers for these!

  10. What a great idea ... my kids will love these!

  11. Ooh that actually sounds pretty good...we love the frozen raviolis just plain or layered like lasagna, but I never thought to deep fry them like that....yum

  12. Yummy! I can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing Sarah!

  13. Yep, a St. Louis staple ... and yet something I've never tried at home. Thanks for the recipe ... will definitely give it a try!

  14. I HAVE to make this.