Almond Crusted Baked Ravioli is a perfect appetizer or game day snack.
Cheese filled baked ravioli with an almond crust and simple white ranch bbq sauce!
You are going to love this baked ravioli appetizer recipe! It’s such a wonderful blend of cheesy, crunchy, and slightly healthier than their fried counterparts because we bake them instead of using greasy oil. Perfect for a slightly less messy and less hassle snack. This ravioli appetizer works great as game day grub and is always gone in a flash. Thankfully they’re easy to make so you can whip up more when needed!
Oven Fried Ravioli
Fried foods are a guilty pleasure, but after trying these breaded and baked ravioli, I’m convinced that baked is always the way to go! I coated these cheese filled ravioli with ground smokehouse flavored almonds and bread crumbs. I baked them in the oven for a mere 15 minutes and served them up with a super easy white ranch bbq sauce! The flavor is outstanding and knowing these baked ravioli are leaner versions of their fried cousins is a great way to convince everyone to eat a few more.
- Frozen cheese-filled ravioli
- Smokehouse flavored almonds, ground
- Bread crumbs
- Egg whites
For the BBQ sauce, you will need:
- Greek yogurt
- Apple cider vinegar
- Garlic cloves
- Ranch seasoning
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Almond Crusted Baked Ravioli
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and then set it aside.
- In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites and water.
- In another bowl, stir together the ground almonds and breadcrumbs.
- Dip each ravioli into the egg white mixture and then allow some of the excess liquid to drip back into the bowl.
- Dredge the ravioli into the almond mixture and place it onto the baking sheet. Continue until all have been coated and placed on the sheet.
- Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes or until the breading is golden in color.
- Meanwhile, combine the BBQ sauce ingredients in a bowl.
- Serve immediately when fresh and warm from the oven.
Are frozen ravioli raw or already cooked?
They are raw. If you don’t have the option to buy ravioli from the freezer section of your grocery store, look for a fresher version. Some stores carry fresh ravioli near the fresh tortellini in the cheese or deli section. We want our frozen ravioli to be thawed before use so it’s perfectly fine to use room temp or slightly chilled ravioli for this recipe.
When was fried ravioli invented?
Believe it or not, fried ravioli has existed since the 1950s. Thanks to a chef in St Louis Missouri back in the 1950’s we get to enjoy the taste of toasted and crisp ravioli. Expect now we can enjoy it in our oven and without the hot oil splashing in the kitchen.
How long is baked ravioli appetizer good for?
This dish is best served and eaten right after being made. To store it for a few days in an airtight container in the fridge is fine but it will not be as crisp and delicious as it was when freshly made. For best tasting results, enjoy this easy toasted ravioli when it’s hot and ready.
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Almond Crusted Baked Ravioli
Almond crusted baked ravioli are served with a simple white ranch bbq sauce!
- 1 22oz bag frozen cheese filled ravioli, thawed
- 1 cup smokehouse flavored almonds, ground
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup mayo
- 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons Ranch seasoning
- Preheat you oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a bowl whisk together the egg whites and the water.
- In a second bowl, stir together ground almonds and breadcrumbs.
- Dip each ravioli in the egg white mixture, allowing excess drip back into the bowl and then dredge ravioli in the almond mixture and place on the baking sheet. Continue this process until all the ravioli are breaded.
- Place baking sheet in the oven and bake the ravioli for 13-15 minutes or just until the breading is golden.
- Meanwhile, combine the bbq sauce ingredients in a bowl.
- The ravioli are best when consumed immediately upon serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 174Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 24mgSodium 280mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 7g
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Oooohhh wet hands is the WORST! Totally agree. You nailed the appetizer perfect for holiday parties. Gorgeous photos my friend!
Gosh! This sounds good Tanya!
Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen says
What an ingenious idea to grind the almonds to mix in with the breadcrumbs. I bet these are fantastic!
These ravioli look wonderful Tanya, what a creative recipe and fun appetizer!
Sheena @Tea and Biscuits says
Oh my, that almond crust sounds divine! I wish I had some to nibble on right now!
Meg @ With Salt and Wit says
My SIL loves fried ravioli and now I have a love of it! Espeically that you went and coated them in almonds! These are a game day must!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
This is just genius!! Fried (or baked) ravioli is the best, and those almonds have to give it so much great flavor!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
This is genius idea! We already killed our can of those Smokehouse Almonds, or I would totally be making these ravioli tomorrow! 🙂 I bet the smoky almonds with the cheese in the ravioli is delicious together.
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says
I can’t believe I still haven’t had fried ravoli yet, I need to change that asap and this recipe is going to be my first attempt!
Cookin Canuck says
This is what I need to make for Super Bowl Sunday! What an awesome game day snack. And yes to jet-powered dryers!
Goodness that sounds awesome!!! Pinning to share!! https://quirkybohomama.blogspot.com/
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
I love these so much! Such a smart idea!!!
Cristina Mandeville says
Yummy!! My kids will devour that! I would love for you to share this over at Bloggers Spotlight Linky Party. It is a link party and pin-it party in one! Hope to see you there!
This is such a delicious idea! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Maybe a weird question, but are the frozen ravioli pre-cooked ones or not? You can’t buy frozen ravioli here (or if you can I have never seen them) , and I’d like to try it with homemade ones anyway, I just don’t know whether I should cook them first.
No, they are not precooked. I’ve never tried homemade ravioli, I would love to hear how they work for you.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says