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Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli No Egg | Ready in 15 minutes

This vegan toasted ravioli is crispy and delicious, making it the perfect appetiser or snack. Thanks to the air fryer, toasted ravioli can be enjoyed guilt-free and is ready within 15 minutes (including prep time). Can you believe that only 4 ingredients are required. The coating is egg-free, so this recipe is great for vegans, vegetarian diets that avoid egg or you simply have run out of eggs at home!

If you do not have an air-fryer, included are baked toasted ravioli and deep-fried toasted ravioli options.

Very close up shot of Air fryer toasted ravioli in a blue plate

BEST Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli without egg (vegan)

Homemade no egg toasted ravioli is so simple to make at home with little preparation required. Simply bread either fresh or frozen ravioli and air fry until golden and crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.

I came across toasted ravioli after a friend who had visited America and tried Toasted ravioli from Olive Garden told me about them. She would rave about them all of the time! I knew I had to try them out for myself but as you cannot find these in the UK, I had to make them at home.

As they were deep-fried, I tried them out in my air fryer to keep the fat content low.

Seriously, what a game changer! I had NO idea that you could batter and fry ravioli. Thank you America for this recipe!

This is my new favourite to serve to guests at get-togethers and deep-fried ravioli is now a new talking point.

Why use the air fryer

There are so many reasons why using the air fryer is better than deep-frying

No need to waste oil – to fry ravioli, you need to fill a large pan of oil. The air fryer uses little oil

Healthier than deep-frying – lower in fat and lower in calories

Can make small batches – you can make a small batch without having to heat up a lot of oil

Easy clean up – thanks to parchment paper, the airy fryer requires minimal cleaning

No fried smell lingering in your home

Quick – quicker than deep-frying, the ravioli only takes 5-7 minutes for a whole batch whereas you can only deep fry a few at a time.

You can leave the stove – deep-frying means you have to stand over the stove but the air fryer allows you to leave it unattended whilst it cooks

An image of Toasted ravioli served with marinara sauce

Ingredients

Vegan Ravioli – You can either use fresh or frozen ravioli for this recipe. I have bought vegan ravioli that is stuffed with spinach but you can use whichever ravioli that you like to suit your diet.

Panko breadcrumbs – store-bought panko breadcrumbs ensure the top is super crispy and golden. I like to crush the breadcrumbs a little further so that they are fine. I find that this helps to coat or bread better.

Aquafaba – in replacement of egg use aquafaba. I usually drain a tin of chickpeas and separate the aquafaba. With the leftover chickpeas, I make this delicious Chickpea Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing or my go to Hummus recipe.

Seasoning – I have used Italian seasoning, red chilli flakes and garlic powder but you can also use mixed dried herbs.

Oil – use spray cooking oil where possible to lightly coat the air fryer and the ravioli prior to air frying

Close up shot of raw ravioli in a tray

Toasted Ravioli eggless alternatives

Commonly, recipes for toasted ravioli use egg when coating with breadcrumbs but there are plenty of great alternatives.

If you are vegan then aquafaba is a great option. Aquafaba is the water produced from cooking beans such as chickpeas. It is a brilliant egg alternative and is used in making eggless meringues, homemade mayo and so much more.

You can find aquafaba in chickpea tins but also if you cook your chickpeas at home. See this Ultimate Guide to Instant Pot Chickpeas.

If possible only use aquafaba from chickpeas or white beans for this recipe as other beans are darker in colour.

Plant-based milk is another good alternative though is less sticky.

If you are lacto-vegetarian or don’t have a spare egg to hand, you can use buttermilk instead.

Toasted Ravioli without breadcrumbs

If you want to avoid breadcrumbs or want to make this recipe gluten free (you will need gluten-free ravioli for this) you definitely can.

Either pan-fry the ravioli in some oil so that they are crispy on both sides. Alternatively, air fry after brushing over a little oil.

How do you cook toasted ravioli in the air fryer

I have used the Instant Pot Air fryer to make this recipe.

This recipe is done in just two steps, first bread the ravioli and in second step air fry them.

Breading

If using fresh raviolis, you don’t need any prep required but frozen ravioli will require thawing first.

You will need two separate bowls/plates – one for the aquafaba and one for the breadcrumbs

In a bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs and seasoning.

Dip the fresh ravioli into the aquafaba and remove with a spoon. Ensure that you have drained off most of the aquafaba or else the drips will cause the breadcrumbs to clump together.

Raw ravioli coated with breadcrumbs

Using a different spoon, coat the ravioli in the breadcrumbs.

Spray a little cooking oil over the air fryer basket and place the prepared ravioli with a little space between each one.

Once all the ravioli are in the basket, spray more cooking spray to lightly coat the ravioli.

Breaded ravioli in the air fryer basket to make toasted ravioli

Air fry the ravioli at 200C or 390F for 7 minutes. Check at the 5 minute mark – if the ravioli is lightly brown and golden, it is ready.

(For the next batch, you may not have to cook for as long as the air fryer is fully heated)

Remove from the air fryer, sprinkle with some herbs and serve hot with marinara sauce

Tips:

Do not overcrowd the ravioli in the air fryer – arrange in a single layer for the crispiest ravioli

Subsequent batches may cook faster as the air fryer is quite hot

Thanks to convection air cooking, you do not need to turn the ravioli as they cook from the bottom too. Mine were just as crispy on both sides.

Eat immediately as this is when the ravioli is at its crispiest

Air fryer time for toasted ravioli

For fresh ravioli, you will need to air fry for 5-7 minutes in total at 200C or 390F.

Making frozen toasted ravioli air fryer + cook time

It is possible to buy frozen ravioli (so far I have not come across frozen ravioli in the UK) and you can get crispy toasted ravioli from frozen.

To fry, air fry, bake or pan-fry toasted ravioli, you will first have to thaw the ravioli then continue with the recipe.

Thaw the ravioli by leaving out at room temperature.

If you buy ready-made breaded frozen ravioli, then you can directly cook from frozen. Simply place in the air fryer and air fry at 200C or 390C for 7 minutes.

A close up shot of toasted ravioli served with sauce and drinks

How to bake toasted ravioli

If you prefer to bake this recipe, it is possible.

Preheat the oven to 400F or 200C or Gas Mark 6

Prepare the ravioli by coating in breadcrumbs and arrange on a baking tray.

Spray some cooking oil onto the ravioli and bake for 10-12 minutes

At 7-8 minutes, they require turning and cooking for a further couple of minutes.

St. Louis style toasted ravioli

The original Toasted Ravioli recipe is deep-fried and originates from St Louis, an Italian-American neighbourhood, The Hill.

Supposedly, the chef at a restaurant there accidentally dropped the ravioli into hot oil instead of water! Since then, toasted ravioli began to appear on menus at surrounding restaurants. Here is the recipe:

Follow the steps above to bread the ravioli.

In a large pan, heat oil over medium heat. Drop a small breadcrumb into the oil, when it sizzles and browns, the oil is ready.

Add a few breaded raviolis at a time in the hot oil and fry 1 minute on each side or until golden.

Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.

Serve crispy and hot!

Freezing toasted ravioli

It is possible to freeze toasted ravioli, however if you have used frozen ravioli than best not to freeze them again.

To freeze – allow the ravioli to cool completely then place in a freezer safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months.

To reheat – place the frozen toasted ravioli in the air fryer and air fry for approximately 4-5 minutes on 200C until hot in the centre.

Serving suggestion

Garnish the toasted ravioli with vegetarian or vegan friendly parmesan cheese/hard cheese and serve warm. Optionally, add some finely chopped parsley or chives.

Toasted ravioli is best served alongside marinara sauce or a tomato sauce such as Sundried Tomato and Olive Pasta sauce.

You can also dip the ravioli into pesto such as Vegan Kale Pesto

Why not try something different and dip into hummus like Turkish Tadka Hummus

After you have served up these ravioli, a brilliant main course could be Aubergine Parmigiana, Vegan Saffron Asparagus Pasta or Chargrilled Vegetable Pizza.

Air fryer toasted ravioli served in a blue plate next to a bowl of marinara sauce.

FAQ

What is marinara sauce?

Marinara sauce is a tomato sauce made with tomatoes, onion, garlic and herbs such as oregano, basil and/or parsley. The sauce is smooth rather than chunky and is used as a dip or served with pasta.

What is the UK equivalent of marinara sauce?

There is no direct equivalent of marinara sauce in the UK, however a pasta sauce of tomato, garlic and basil comes close.

How can I store toasted ravioli?

You can keep toasted ravioli in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat and make crispy again, either bake in the oven for a few minutes or air fry.

When can I serve toasted ravioli?

While toasted ravioli is made thought out the year, it can be served at Christmas and Thanksgiving. Toasted ravioli is great finger food for parties and get-togethers and also a fun recipe for kids to enjoy.

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Air fryer toasted ravioli in blue plate served with marinara sauce

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli Without Eggs

Hayley Dhanecha
Air fryer ravioli without egg is the easiest snack or appetizer, you'll EVER make. Use store bought ravioli, air fry in less than 10 minutes and serve with a sauce of your choice! This recipe is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 30 pieces
Calories 13 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Air fryer

Ingredients
  

Ravioli

Garnish

  • 1 tablespoon fresh herb

To Serve with

Instructions
 

  • In a big bowl combine panko breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning.
    30 grams panko breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Dip one ravioli in aquafaba at a time.
    6 tablespoon aquafaba, 250 grams ravioli
  • Toss in breadcrumbs and make sure that breadcrumbs sticks all over the ravioli.
  • Repeat this step until all the raviolis are breaded.
  • Lightly oil spray air fryer basket, arrange the ravioli in single layer.
    oil spray
  • Air fry them on 200C/360F for 7 minutes until golden and crispy.
  • If not air fryer minute or so further.
  • For the next batch turn down the temperature of the air fryer to 180 and air fry them 5 minutes only.
  • Sprinkle herbs and serve warm with marinara sauce.
    1 tablespoon fresh herb, 1/4 cup marinara sauce

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli Without Eggs
Serving Size
 
30 piece
Amount per Serving
Calories
13
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.4
g
1
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.1
g
1
%
Trans Fat
 
0.02
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.02
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.1
g
Cholesterol
 
1
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
37
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
24
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Fiber
 
0.3
g
1
%
Sugar
 
0.2
g
0
%
Protein
 
0.3
g
1
%
Vitamin A
 
41
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
0.3
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
4
mg
0
%
Iron
 
0.2
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator/plugin. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.

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Recipe Rating




Chandice

Saturday 6th of August 2022

this is the perfect recipe for my sister and her daughter who are egg free. Great appetizer that everyone can enjoy!

Sharon

Saturday 6th of August 2022

I love fried ravioli in the restaurant, and with this recipe, I can get the same quality right at home.

Colleen

Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

These toasted ravioli are a new favorite snack at my house now, thanks to this recipe. Delicious!

Amy

Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

I have a fried ravioli addiction, and these are absolutely wonderful. I like that they dont contain egg because I find it cuts down on the mess prepping them!

amy liu dong

Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

Wow! This dish looks absolutely delicious and yummy! The crispiness makes it so enticing and tempting. Loved it!