Lighter Fried Ravioli with this simple recipe allows you to enjoy this favorite appetizer without all the guilt!

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I adore fried ravioli.

As in I seriously love, love, love them. Too much, in fact. So, I decided to lighten up my favorite fried ravioli recipe so that I wouldn’t feel nearly as guilty when I dig into them.

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They are perfect for serving as an appetizer for tailgating or when friends come over for a party. They also make a delicious side dish for serving alongside a big bowl of tomato soup or even for the kids for lunch. Love!

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Who am I kidding?

This makes a mighty delicious lunch to me, too!

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Here’s my lighter fried ravioli recipe. I think you’ll love them. Heck, this way, you can have one or two more!

Lighter Fried Ravioli Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Lighter Fried Ravioli with this simple recipe allows you to enjoy this favorite appetizer without all the guilt!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 package refrigerated cheese ravioli
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups marinara sauce, warmed


  • Preheat oven to 375º F. Spray a baking sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare ravioli according to package instructions and drain ravioli in a strainer and set aside.
  • Add Panko, Italian Seasoning and Parmesan cheese to a small bowl and stir to combine. In another bowl, add slightly beaten egg white.
  • Dredge ravioli in egg whites and then into the Panko mixture, making sure that both sides of ravioli are well-coated with Panko crumbs. Spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray and place into preheated oven.
  • Bake until Panko coating turns a light, golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Serve with marinara sauce.


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. I love fried ravioli, too. I hate actually frying things, though, because it makes such a huge mess. I love being able to stick things in the oven instead. Great idea.

  2. Fried ravioli is the best! I love this lightened up version because that just means I’ll have 2 servings instead of 1!