For a simple appetizer made under an hour, look no further than a cheesy batch of Fried Ravioli fried to perfection.


  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound frozen cheese-filled ravioli, thawed (about 36 ravioli)
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 cups Francesco Rinaldi® Marinara Pasta Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Combine egg and milk in a small bowl. Place breadcrumbs, basil and oregano in a shallow bowl. Dip ravioli in milk mixture and coat with breadcrumbs.
  2. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.
  3. With a metal slotted spoon, carefully slip a few ravioli at a time into the hot oil to avoid overcrowding. Fry 1-2 minutes or until ravioli turn light brown. Adjust heat as needed to maintain oil temperature. Drain on paper towels. Keep in a warm oven until all are fried.
  4. Heat together pasta sauce and basil in a small saucepan 2-3 minutes until hot. To serve, sprinkle ravioli with Parmesan cheese and serve with warm pasta sauce.

image & recipe via Francesco Rinaldi