Crispy Ravioli with Tomato Sauce

30 min.
Enjoy golden, crispy ravioli paired with a creamy tomato sauce. Our crispy ravioli with Puck Tomato Sauce with Cream takes classic cheese ravioli to the next level, enriching it with the bold flavors of Parmesan and the bright notes of fresh basil. Ideal for quick weeknight dinners or indulgent lunches, this deep-fried treat delivers a gourmet experience made with ease.


4 servings

Fried ravioli:

Tomato sauce:

To serve:


  • Crispy ravioli:

  • Tomato sauce:

  • To serve:

Questions about crispy ravioli with tomato sauce

Whether you are an expert chef in the world of homemade pasta dishes or just starting out, our crispy ravioli recipe is sure to impress. Keep reading below to learn more about it!
Can I prepare the crispy ravioli ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare crispy ravioli in advance and save them for later. Coat the ravioli in the egg mixture and breadcrumbs, then arrange them on a baking sheet. Cover with cling film and store them in the fridge for up to a few hours before frying or baking. This resting time helps the breadcrumbs adhere better and ensures the ravioli maintain their coating during cooking. When you are ready to cook, simply fry them as instructed.

What can I use instead of a deep fryer?

In our recipe, you can use both a deep-fryer and a large saucepan. In both cases, as long as the oil reaches 190 °C, you are good to go. If you do not have a deep-fryer, you can use a large, deep saucepan or pot instead. Make sure to fill it with enough oil to submerge the ravioli and monitor the temperature with a kitchen thermometer.

How do I make sure the breadcrumbs stick to the ravioli?

The most important step to ensure the breadcrumbs stick is to thoroughly coat the ravioli in the milk and egg mixture. Allow any excess to drip off before pressing them firmly into the breadcrumbs. First, pat the ravioli dry. Set up a coating station with two bowls: one with beaten egg and milk and the other with seasoned breadcrumbs. Dip each raviolo in the egg mixture, then press firmly into the breadcrumbs. Let the coated ravioli sit on a wire rack for a few minutes to set the coating. Fry in hot oil at 190 °C in small batches to maintain the oil temperature and achieve a crispy, well-adhered coating.

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Tips: Create a delicious ravioli in tomato sauce

With a few simple tips, you are sure to succeed with your fried ravioli. See our tips below!

Best deep-frying technique

To get crispy, golden-brown ravioli, pay close attention to the oil temperature. It should be 190 °C for the best results. Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature. At this temperature, the ravioli cooks fast and becomes crispy without soaking up too much oil. Adding the ravioli in small batches stops the temperature from dropping, so it is important not to overdo it − adjust the batch size to the size of your pot or deep-fryer. Keep an eye on the time and make sure to take them out and drain them before they get too dark brown.

Storing and freezing

If you have extra ravioli or want to prepare the dish in advance, proper storage is key. To store, place the fried ravioli in an airtight container and transfer it to the fridge for up to 2 days. You can also freeze them. Arrange the fried ravioli in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container, where they can be stored for up to 2 months. When you need to reheat them, bake the refrigerated or frozen ravioli in a preheated oven at 180 °C until they are thoroughly heated and crispy. You can store the tomato sauce separately in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Reheat the sauce on the stove over medium-low heat until warm.

Try our easy recipe for crispy ravioli with tomato sauce

Experience the tasty combination of golden, fried ravioli with a luscious creamy tomato sauce. Our recipe elevates classic cheese ravioli, infusing it with the rich flavors of Parmesan and the fresh notes of basil. This dish offers a gourmet experience with minimal effort.

Crispy, deep-fried ravioli with breadcrumbs

Indulge in the irresistible crunch of deep-fried ravioli, perfectly coated in breadcrumbs. The breadcrumbs provide a light, crispy texture that highlights the savory richness of the ravioli itself. Each bite offers a delightful contrast between the crisp, golden shell and the creamy, cheesy filling. The crunchy and tender texture of the fried ravioli is perfect for being coated in the creamy tomato sauce.

With creamy tomato sauce and grated Parmesan

The rich tomato and cream sauce offers the most delicious tangy flavors. The warm creamy sauce complements the crispy ravioli wonderfully. To add a savory depth and aromatic freshness, sprinkle generously with grated Parmesan and fresh basil. The sharp, nutty notes of Parmesan enhance the sauce's richness, while the fresh basil introduces a bright, herbal aroma. These toppings elevate the dish both in flavor and looks, making each bite so much better.

Enjoy as a quick lunch or dinner

Our crispy ravioli with creamy tomato sauce is ideal for both casual lunches and family dinners. Its rich, comforting flavors and crispy texture appeal to both kids and adults, making it a versatile choice for any season or meal, from summer to winter and lunch to dinner. This dish also adds a gourmet touch to dinner parties, impressing guests with its straightforward preparation. Serve it with garlic bread, tomato bruschetta, or with a simple salad with fresh, crisp vegetables.

Do you want to try other pasta recipes that you can serve for lunch and dinner? Enjoy a Mediterranean pasta salad with Feta Cheese or chicken fettuccine Alfredo for lunch, or a Texmex Chicken Pasta Bake or Spinach and ricotta lasagne for dinner.

Experiment with the ingredients

Take your ravioli to new heights. The creamy tomato sauce pairs well with any ravioli filling, whether you choose classic cheese, savory meat, delicate spinach, or earthy mushroom fillings. Before frying, add Italian seasoning, garlic powder, or paprika to the breadcrumbs for more flavor.

Experiment with the sauce, too. Roasted garlic adds a rich, caramelised taste that complements the tomato's tanginess, while smoked paprika introduces subtle warmth and complexity. Try fresh herbs like basil, oregano, or thyme, adding them at the end of cooking to keep their flavors vibrant. You can also incorporate finely chopped onion, fresh, chopped red chilli, garlic, red pepper, or mushrooms into the sauce.

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