Appetizers

Parmesan Crusted Fried Cheese Raviloi

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What is better than pasta? Say it with me- Fried Pasta! This week at Kitchen Belleicious it is all about going back to school and with the start of school is the start of football season. I have already clearly stated the importance of football in this family but the fried cheese ravioli appetizer I am about to share with you is perfect for not only game day but any dinner or party you plan to throw this fall. Heck- I will even go as far as to say you don’t even need an excuse to make them, just do it for the sake of the family! They will love it!

Filled with cheese and herbs (oeey, gooey, yummy wonderful cheese) drenched in nutty Parmesan cheese and then fried to golden perfection, it could possibly be the best appetizer in the world. The ideas are endless when it comes to serving these sinful treats. A side of marinara, spinach and artichoke dip or sweet and tangy honey mustard, fried pasta might not be figure friendly so to speak but boy it sure does speak volumes to the tummy!

Make your own ravioli? Heavens No! I mean, I am all for making things from scratch and homemade ravioli is DELICIOUS but seriously guys? The time it is going to take you to make the pasta then proceed with the steps in frying it is just not worth your precious time. By the refrigerated brand of ravioli with a million filling options to choose from and go with it!  Just Go With It!

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Parmesan Crusted Fried Cheese Ravioli

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup of regular bread crumbs and 1 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper each
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley flakes
  • 1 box store-bought cheese ravioli
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 jar store bought marinara sauce, heated, for dipping
  • olive oil for frying

Directions:

Place the ravioli on a baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes. Pour enough olive oil into a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches and heat to 325 degrees F. While the oil is heating, put the eggs and milk into one bowl and the bread crumbs in a separate shallow bowl. Season the bread crumbs with the salt, pepper and ca parsley flakes. Working in batches, dip ravioli in milk to coat completely. Allow the excess milk to drip back into the bowl. Dredge ravioli in the bread crumbs. Place the ravioli on a baking sheet, and continue with the remaining ravioli. Place ravioli back in the freeze for another 15 minutes. When the oil is hot, fry the ravioli in batches, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried ravioli to paper towels to drain and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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62 Comments

  1. Bonnie

    How fabulous this recipe is!! O.K., that said, it really is fabulous. My husband and I are just becoming football fans. He went to an English boarding school and has a great love of soccer. Alas, soccer doesn’t have enough time outs or quarters allowing time to fix and enjoy a snack. Football does and these do sound like a good treat.

    Let me see–if I were visited by the Fairy Hobmother, I’d head over to Amazon and perhaps purchase a slow cooker or a pressure cooker.

    Best,
    Bonnie

    21 . Sep . 2011
  2. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray

    These look AMAZING. AMAZING. I felt it very necessary to say it twice. And the fairy hobmother? Is this real? You should get the knives….and I should get a stand mixer. Because I don’t have one. Isn’t that horrible? I think that is horrible. A food blogger without a stand mixer. Crazy!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  3. Candace

    I absolutely adore fried ravioli. ADORE IT. This looks so good. Congratulations on winning the gift card! If I were you, I would get the pressure cooker. I already have knives that I love and I’ve been wanting a pressure cooker. I, also, need a big girl food processor too as my baby one can only handle so much. So, it would be a toss up for me. In any case, I’m sure you will make the right decision and that choice will make dazzling us with your fabulous creations even easier. Thanks for sharing the opportunity! Have a great Wednesday, Candace

    21 . Sep . 2011
    • kbelleicious

      So you like your knife set? I need to look into that brand. I definitely think new knives if the way to go!

      26 . Sep . 2011
  4. Shawn

    Thanks for posting this today…I’m definitely adding this to Saturday’s game day platter!

    Also, congratulations on your visit from the Fairy Hobmother…I’d go with the knife set. I love the Shun knives but the prices don’t like me 🙁

    21 . Sep . 2011
  5. Erica

    Owwwwwww! Mmmm! I agree-homemade pasta is just too time consuming for me. What fun! All ive been ordering from amazon lately is diapers… Would be nice to get a little something for me. Springform pan??

    21 . Sep . 2011
  6. Three-Cookies

    I would love to have a generous serving of that right now, exactly what I need now – crispy delicious food!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  7. Kelli

    I love fried ravioli, that is my must have dish at Olive Garden! This is just perfect. Now I dont have to drive an hour just to enjoy this.

    Congrats on your visit from the HobFairy!
    My item of choice would def be T-Fal Actifry Low-Fat Multi-Cooker and Fryer.

    21 . Sep . 2011
  8. amy marantino

    these look delicious… i am tempted to whip them up for breakfast. And I wish for a wish 😉

    21 . Sep . 2011
  9. yummychunklet

    Ooh, fried ravioli. That’s mainly a summer “Taste of Chicago” item for me, but I’m always willing to have some now! Yours looks great. As for the wish, a new KitchenAid stand mixer of course!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  10. Biren @ Roti n Rice

    These do look sinfully good! Hey, a girl needs some short-cuts and there is nothing wrong with store bought at times. Enjoy your Amazon gift card! 🙂

    21 . Sep . 2011
  11. Katie

    Oh yum. I need these immediately!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  12. Marina @ Yummy Mummy

    I had fried ravioli at an Italian restaurant on Melrose in LA and it was delicious! I don’t know why I’ve never made it at home!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  13. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    These look so scrumptious I just want to run right out to the store and buy some ravioli! I have Dorie’s baking cookbook on my Amazon wish list right now.

    21 . Sep . 2011
  14. daphne

    Fried pasta? oh so sinful but who can resist those little morsels??? Congratulations on that little win! everyone need one of those I think!!! if i am ever gifted an amazon giftcard, I would go for the Tefal low fat fryer!!!! Being so weight conscious means I can enjoy my fried food!!! hahah. (and possibly that fried ravioli!)

    21 . Sep . 2011
  15. Kacy

    I LOVE fried ravioli! There is a small restraunt in OKC I use to order them everytime I went! This will probably be on my menu next week! So excited for you and your gift card! Have fun with it!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  16. Jihane @Sinful Sundays

    These look fun! Fried ravioli? Yes, please! Lucky about that Amazon gift card! I hope you enjoy it. I would totally finally give in and get either an ice-cream maker or a deep fryer with mine. 🙂

    21 . Sep . 2011
  17. Mary

    Oh my goodness that looks so good! I could eat a plate (or two right now!) wonderful, wonderful recipe – YUM!!
    mary

    21 . Sep . 2011
  18. sarah g

    the beau would LOVE this!! i’m going to have to try this out!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  19. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    How cool! Congrats on getting your kitchen wish granted. 🙂 Sigh, if I were lucky enough to have him wave his wand in my direction, I’d definitely get a food processor–it’s so sad to see all these recipes for hummus and pesto but not be able to make them because I can’t grind up the ingredients!

    21 . Sep . 2011
    • kbelleicious

      You definitely do girl. If I had all the money in the world I would be sending you one right now:)

      26 . Sep . 2011
  20. lena

    jessica, this looks so good that i feel like getting a packet of ravioli right away, i will hv to check out the supermarkets here whether they have that. I have no experience in making my pasta from scratch yet. I just made something based on one of your recent baked potatoes recipes, not posting it up yet..but will let you know when i do. Thanks for giving me ideas and inspirations! If i were to choose between a pressure cooker and knives, i’ll take the pressure cooker.

    David! David! Where are you?? over here, please! my wish… an ice cream maker or a waffle maker or a candy thermometer.. thank you!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  21. Anna and Liz Recipes

    Hey Jessica! I haven’t made these in years and you brought back a wonderful memory with my family from our childhood years. Sounds delicious using the breadcrumbs. I will have to dig up Mom’s recipe and make these too!
    Thanks for reminding me about this dish! Also, I would love to get the new Kitchen Aid Mixer from David!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  22. Kimber

    Oh man, these look amazing! I knew if I popped by I would find something delicious! I always do! Thanks for sharing!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  23. Kathleen

    These look fab-u-louso! I wish I had a plate of them right now!!!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  24. Rinku Naveen

    Cool! They look so crisp and yumm..Congrats on your gift card! 🙂

    21 . Sep . 2011
  25. paul willis (@sonsothunder)

    Definitely looks like a tailgate crowd pleasing treat!!!
    Thanks
    Bless You
    paul

    21 . Sep . 2011
  26. sportsglutton

    Congrats on the gift card from the Fairy Hobmother!

    Love this recipe. Reminds me of the St. Louis style toasted ravioli I did: http://sports-glutton.com/2011/08/02/st-louis-rams-toasted-ravioli-recipe/

    ….no matter which way you cook em their just so tasty for game day. 🙂

    Cheers!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  27. Alli

    Can’t wait to hear what you buy!
    Seriously seriously how do you find the time to make all of these amazing recipes. I still have not tackled frying. I am so scared of it. Do you have a fryer? I need to get over my fear of grease splattering all over me and my white kitchen.

    21 . Sep . 2011
  28. Caroline

    Fried ravioli is the best. I ordered some at a restaurant in NY a month or so ago, but honestly, yours look MUCH better. Congrats on the gift card…what a great way to make a day better!

    21 . Sep . 2011
  29. Stacey

    Love Love Love! enough Said, LOVE

    21 . Sep . 2011
  30. Shea

    That’s awesome that you won, lady, you totally deserve it! And yum, by the way, I want to eat this right now. I love cheese, and fried cheese? Even better! (Oh, and if I had a gift card I’d buy a food processor!)

    21 . Sep . 2011
  31. sara@domesticallychallenged

    Yum! Make ’em for me?

    21 . Sep . 2011
  32. The Slow Roasted Italian

    How exciting! A Visit from the Fairy Hobmother!!!!

    Wishing on a Hob for a visit myself. I have such a long list of wishes, but a pasta roller attachment for my kitchenaid tops the list!

    BTW, love love love ravioli – fried, baked, boiled… These look amazing.

    21 . Sep . 2011
  33. Reem | Simply Reem

    First of all let me say with you..
    FRIED PASTA!!!!!
    Oh these really look sinfully delicious!!! kind of scary as I wont be able to stop myself with 2 or 3 of them…..
    Perfect Perfect.

    Ok so if fairy hobmother visit me, I will find something really special for my kitchen as my special holiday gift. Com’on holidays are almost here right.

    21 . Sep . 2011
  34. rosita vargas

    Ricos y crujientes me encantan con ese queso parmesano excelente y con salsa ,lucen increíble,abrazos .

    21 . Sep . 2011
  35. anthony Stemke

    Oh my, this fried ravioli IS a great thing.
    Thank You.

    21 . Sep . 2011
  36. kitchen flavours

    Your ravioli looks absolutely delicious! Wishing to have a plate of these right now! 🙂

    22 . Sep . 2011
  37. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    I have to make these – my hubby will think it’s his birthday to have such decadent little treats for dinns.
    Have a super day.
    🙂 Mandy

    22 . Sep . 2011
  38. nancy at good food matters

    good for you! that same wondrous fairy paid me a visit earlier in the summer—truly made my day. Salut!

    22 . Sep . 2011
  39. My Carolina Kitchen

    What a crowd-pleaser recipe. I’m sure these wouldn’t last long. Congratulations on your visit from the Fairy Hobmother. He’s a great guy and I should know. He just visited me too.
    Sam

    22 . Sep . 2011
  40. Linda

    I make these ravioli too for football season!! Just love these dipped in marinara!! But I do bake mine, on a rack at 425 degrees! I’m sure fried must be incredible awesome. I’ve never heard of this online appliances, but I do know I need a new oven badly!!!

    22 . Sep . 2011
  41. Kristy

    I love how real you are – definitely using store bought ravioli here! 🙂 I do love to make fresh pasta, but realistically that only happens when Mike and I have a special date night after putting the kids to bed. Otherwise, I just don’t have the time or the patience!

    Speaking of pasta…I would totally get a pasta maker (to make those date nights a bit easier), or a new set of knives. We’re on our second set since getting married 10 years ago…we need to just bite the bullet and get a good set this next time.

    22 . Sep . 2011
  42. Michelle

    I would so make this yum yum….I could see the 6 yr old loving this..If I were to wish for something it would be a Nikon d90 camera for better food pictures.Thanks

    22 . Sep . 2011
  43. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit

    Cheesy, crunchy, easy…what more could a girl want? These fried ravioli would be great party food- or a great excuse for having a party! One day I’d love a visit from the fairy hobmother. I’d really love a new bowl for my Kitchenaid mixer and some new cookie cutters! 🙂

    22 . Sep . 2011
  44. vianney/sweet life

    I love pastas, but fried pasta..heaven!! perfect for the next gaem! I bet the kids would love it!!

    ps, good luck everyone with the Fairy Hobmother (hi David!) I also got the sweetest email!!

    22 . Sep . 2011
  45. Blond Duck

    I bet you attracted the fairy blogmother with those delicious ravioli!

    22 . Sep . 2011
  46. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    These really do look amazing! Really these look so good that I could probably eat several plates of them in one sitting!!

    22 . Sep . 2011
  47. Jane

    I love your recipes you know. Currently I am traveling with my husband for three weeks. I LOVE THE IDEA OF THIS RECIPE. But glad I am on the road because I know I would eat way too much. However I am going to make a print of it, and make for parties. YUM, how do you do all this cooking and be so thin and beautiful?

    22 . Sep . 2011
    • kbelleicious

      Traveling for 3 weeks? Wow, I hope ya’ll have a great time. Thanks for still stopping by even though you are traveling! Hope you get to try these soon!

      26 . Sep . 2011
  48. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Oh my! Fried cheese ravioli!? It sounds too good to be true!!! And the best part is… so easy! I really love your recipes and this will be in must try soon list! I think good knives are very important and make your cooking a lot faster and easier. 🙂 Though, pressure cooker is tempting tho. There are so many dishes I want to cook with it if I own one…but I have to say knives since you use it every single meal preparation!

    23 . Sep . 2011
  49. Greg

    Great news! I love this recipe too. My wife orders toasted ravis whenever we go to St. Louis. They’re not as popular here.

    23 . Sep . 2011
  50. Eva@ kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

    What an interesting take on ravioli! I love it. We always pan fry perogies in butter after they have been boilded, which makes them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – I bet this one is even more delicious. My husband would LOVE the button-down shirt!

    23 . Sep . 2011
  51. kankana

    I and my husband loves to eat ravioli and most fridays we eat that 🙂 Once i tried frying these raviolis and they taste soo yummy and crunchy .. perfect bite with drink! Will try your version next time!

    23 . Sep . 2011
  52. Rachel

    Good Lord Woman – I think you just posted pictures of the most tempting appetizer that I could turn into an entire meal… and I may have put on a couple of pounds just reading about it! 🙂

    Congrats on your Amazong gift! Whoo hoo! I need new baking canisters… anyone want to spring for those?! 🙂

    23 . Sep . 2011
  53. Deborah

    These ravioli look A-MAZ-ING!! Definitely need to make some for myself! (And I love the fairy hobmother! I’ve already been visited and had fun with that!)

    23 . Sep . 2011
  54. Mary

    This looks wonderful and the fairy hobmother sounds like way too much fun! I’d be ordering a mandoline from amazon the minute his email arrived!

    25 . Sep . 2011
    • kbelleicious

      Oh an madoline- now that is something I do need too!

      26 . Sep . 2011
  55. Renee

    I love this- it looks so tempting and perfect for game days or parties of any kind

    26 . Sep . 2011
  56. Cindy

    I love ravioli and even more so fried. Who can resist. You always have the coolest recipes. Just entered your giveaway- it’s great

    26 . Sep . 2011
  57. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    How exciting for you, enjoy! So what are you getting with your giftcard? That’s what I want to know! I would have such a hard time choosing there are always so many things that look good but for some reason I’ve had a yogurt maker on the brain for some time now.

    28 . Sep . 2011
  58. Gaynelle

    Candles: People love to decorate their homes with candles. Some complain that teleportation isnt a movement or that they don’t have more travel choices, but I think that it’s good they put they’re time into these ones. Our race cannot hope to compete with the races that are adapting at a faster rate.

    16 . Mar . 2013

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