This Easy Air Fryer Ravioli is breaded, toasted, and fried using breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping for the perfect weeknight meal or appetizer. Grab your packaged fresh or frozen ravioli, both will work for this recipe!
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What Type of Ravioli to Use
Ravioli are small square pasta parcels that are typically filled with meat and/or cheese. There are a lot of varieties that are also stuffed with spinach, lobster, even pumpkin!
You can find them in the refrigerated section of some stores. I grab mine at Trader Joe’s. You can use cheese ravioli, meat ravioli, or whatever you wish for the recipe.
You can use frozen ravioli in this recipe. No need to thaw or boil it first! Follow the same instructions for breading the ravioli. Frozen ravioli typically takes 5-10 additional minutes to cook. Keep a watchful eye.
What to Use for Dipping
I like to use the Tomato Basil Marinara from Primal Kitchen. The sauce is made with avocado oil, organic tomatoes, and basil, no added sugars, and no artificial ingredients. It pairs wonderfully with ravioli, it has all of the tomato flavor you need. I love that I can always count on the sauces from Primal Kitchen to deliver amazing flavor without the added sugar. The sauce is also is Paleo-certified, Non-GMO Project verified, and Whole30 Approved®.
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What Type of Breadcrumbs to Use
I use traditional, plain breadcrumbs. You can use seasoned breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs if you wish. Panko breadcrumbs will typically brown faster in the air fryer.
How to Make Air Fryer Ravioli
Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Add breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian Seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to a bowl large enough to coat the ravioli.
- Add beaten eggs to a bowl large enough to coat the ravioli.
- Coat the ravioli in the eggs first and then the breadcrumbs mixture.
- Air fry.
Air Fryer Temperature
I recommend 400 degrees.
Cook Time/How Long to Cook
The ravioli will need around 10 minutes or longer depending on how crisp you like them.
Additional Substitutions and Flavor Ideas
- Fresh or Dried Basil
- Homemade Ranch Seasoning
- Cajun seasoning
- Creole Seasoning
How to Make Them Without Breading and No Egg
If you want no breading, skip the breadcrumbs, parmesan, and spices. Simply air fry them. They will take about half of the noted cook time. Most packages come with instructions and suggested cook times.
How to Store Leftovers
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge, tightly sealed, for 3-4 days.
How to Reheat
The best way to reheat these is in the air fryer at 350 degrees until warm. If you use the microwave, the texture will get soft as opposed to crisp.
You can freeze these tightly sealed for up to a few months. Reheat them from frozen using the air fryer at 350 degrees until warm.
Pair With These Recipes
More Ravioli and Pasta Recipes
Easy Air Fryer Ravioli
- 1 cup breadcrumbs See notes.
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt Adjust to your taste.
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper Adjust to your taste.
- 2 eggs Beaten
- 20 oz refrigerated ravioli Packaged, filled with cheese or meat.
- cooking oil spray I use olive oil.
- Primal Kitchen Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce For dipping.
- Add the breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, Italian Seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to a bowl large enough to dredge and coat the ravioli.
- Add the beaten eggs to a bowl large enough to dredge and coat the ravioli.
- Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil spray.
- Coat the ravioli in the eggs first and then the breadcrumbs mixture. Place the breaded ravioli in the air fryer basket. Do not stack. Cook in batches if needed. Spray the ravioli with cooking oil.
- Air fry at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
- Open and flip the ravioli. Air fry for an additional 2-4 minutes or until the ravioli has crisped to your liking. Larger size ravioli usually takes at least an additional 2 minutes to crisp compared to the smaller-sized ravioli. If you notice areas of the ravioli that haven't crisped or appear light in color, spray them with cooking oil to get the areas to crisp.
- Serve with Primal Kitchen Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce.
- The amount of breadcrumbs you will need will vary based on the size of the ravioli you use. I’ve found 1 cup is enough for 10oz of small ravioli + 10oz of large ravioli. If making just the small ravioli you may only need 3/4 of a cup. If you are just making the larger-sized ravioli you may need 1 1/2 cups. I like to start with 1 cup and make adjustments from there if needed.
- Add additional Italian seasoning if necessary to suit your taste. I like to taste the breadcrumbs mixture and adjust all of the spices as needed.
- Double the amount of parmesan used if you want a breading with a lot of cheese flavor.
- Cheese stuffed ravioli follows the same cook time as meat-filled ravioli if they are similar in size. If the meat stuffed ravioli is larger, it will typically take an additional few minutes.
- Every air fryer brand cooks at varying speeds. If it is your first time making the recipe, check in often and keep a watchful eye to avoid overcooking.
- If you want no breading, skip the breadcrumbs, parmesan, and spices. Simply air fry them. They will take about half of the noted cook time.
- I use traditional, plain breadcrumbs. You can use seasoned breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs if you wish. Panko breadcrumbs will typically brown faster in the air fryer.