Fried Ravioli with Healthy Alternative

Football appetizers are my favorite. I have been making a lot of them lately for both Saturdays and Sundays, so be prepared for a lot of yummy football appetizers from me this month! Here is a great appetizer that is super easy to make and you can even put a twist on it to make it just a little healthier. I used frozen ravioli in my recipe so it would be quick and easy to prepare, but if you want to make homemade ravioli go for it.  It will make it that much better!  An easy way I just discovered to make ravioli at home is by using wonton wrappers as the pasta, fill, and fold over. Just make sure to wet the edges with water to seal it closed. Then boil and finish recipe below. Get creative and fill the ravioli’s with whatever you want from beef to cheese to chicken to prosciutto. What is your favorite filling?


Fried Ravioli

Hot and crispy ravioli!

24 ravioli of your choice (I used beef and cheese)

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

Parmesan cheese

Kelapo coconut oil, for frying

Marinara sauce, for dipping


Cook ravioli in boiling water with a tablespoon of coconut oil until they float to the top; remove from water and drain. Set aside to cool. Heat coconut oil in fryer at least 2″ deep to a temperature of 375 degrees. Dip ravioli in beaten egg, then cover in breadcrumbs. Fry in batches in hot oil until golden brown, about 5 minutes; remove from oil and place on paper towel. Sprinkle hot ravioli with parmesan cheese. Heat marinara sauce and set aside in serving bowl. Serve ravioli with marinara sauce or Lani’s creamy cauliflower sauce.

Healthy alternative: Prepare ravioli as directed. Place on baking sheet sprayed with Kelapo nonstick cooking spray. Then spray the ravioli’s with the nonstick spray. Bake in oven at 375 degrees F until golden brown.


–          Jen

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