Toasted Ravioli

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"Toasted ravioli is one of St. Louis' signature dishes, being first created at Charlie Gitto's Italian restaurant "on the hill". For those who don't know, "The Hill" is a major Italian neighborhood in the city. This tasty dish spread from there and is served everywhere, especially as pub food and a regular on many appetizer menus."

Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (121.1 g)
  • Calories 341.1
  • Total Fat - 21.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 80.6 mg
  • Sodium - 853.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 1.1 g
  • Protein - 31.6 g
  • Calcium - 1028.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Cook ravioli in boiling salted water until they float to the top; remove from water and drain.

Step 2

Set aside to cool.

Step 3

Heat vegetable oil in fryer at least 2" deep to a temperature of 375 degrees.

Step 4

Dip ravioli in beaten egg, then cover in breadcrumbs.

Step 5

Fry in batches in hot oil until golden brown, about 5 minutes; drain.

Step 6

Sprinkle hot ravioli with parmesan cheese.

Step 7

Heat marinara sauce and set aside in serving bowl.

Step 8

Serve ravioli with dipping sauce.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



These are always good to make when company pops in. I always make them on Game day for us too because the whole family loves them! The marinara sauce is so good to dip them in. Yummo!

review by:
(18 Dec 2019)


Made these for appetizers when I had company. Great little appetizers we liked very much. I had Marinara sauce for dipping and it went great together!

review by:
(10 Dec 2019)


This appetizer is so delicious! Goes great with the sauce. My family devoured them! Great appetizer. Great snack too!

review by:
(4 Mar 2019)


Very well liked by all at a party I was throwing. There will be repeats on this one. I used the square raviolis with cheese. So yummy!

review by:
(19 May 2015)