Breaded Baked Ravioli

Baked Ravioli is coated in buttermilk then breaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, corn meal and parmesan cheese. These lightly crispy ravioli are perfect as an entree or appetizer served with marinara sauce for dipping.

Crispy breading makes everything better. Even ravioli!

Or maybe I should say especially Ravioli! This baked cheese ravioli recipe turns ordinary store bought ravioli into a restaurant quality dish.


Baked Ravioli

I can’t believe how easy it is to make crispy ravioli without deep frying. These came out beautifully golden brown with the aromatic flavor of the Italian herbs front and center. Bite into the crispy exterior to get a perfect mouthful of the tender pasta shell and lots of gooey cheese.

My favorite part? Baked ravioli are ready to eat in about 30 minutes!

Ingredients for baked ravioli.

What do I need?

You can make jaw-droppingly tasty oven baked ravioli with just a few ingredients:

  • Cheese ravioli I used a package of frozen ravioli, thawed in the fridge overnight.
  • Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Buttermilk – Homemade buttermilk substitute works too! Just use ½ cup of regular milk, add 1 ½ teaspoons of white vinegar to it. Stir and then let sit for 15 minutes before stirring again and using.
  • Yellow cornmeal
  • Parmesan cheese – Freshly grated, not the shaker kind.

Serve the baked ravioli with your favorite homemade or store bought marinara sauce.

Coating ravioli in buttermilk and then in breadcrumbs and cornmeal.

Can you bake frozen ravioli?

Frozen ravioli is delicious baked, provided it’s thawed first. Take it out of the freezer a few hours ahead of time and let it thaw in the fridge.

To make breaded ravioli, I dipped each ravioli in buttermilk, then a mixture of cornmeal, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. After about 12 minutes in the oven, they were perfectly crispy and ready to eat!

So easy and delicious.

Ravioli as an appetizer coated in bread crumbs and baked in the oven.

Appetizer Recipes

These breaded cheese ravioli make a delicious appetizer for an Italian dinner. They’re a great party food too!

No Italian dinner is complete without a basket of bread. You’ll love nibbling on these Rosemary Garlic Breadsticks or this Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread while you wait for your main course!

If you’re hankering for more easy appetizers to serve at your next get-together, I highly recommend trying these Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms next. They’re fancy enough for an elegant event but easy enough for a weeknight meal too.

We have so many other amazing appetizers on the blog for any occasion too. Which one is top on your list?

Breaded ravioli ready for the oven.

Pasta Recipes

I never get tired of pasta! There are so many ways to enjoy it, from the traditional to inventive. Check out these other flavorful and easy pasta recipes our readers love, baked and otherwise!

I can’t talk about pasta without telling you to try my mother’s lasagna! Next time you’re craving pasta, it’s one you definitely have to make. Be sure to serve it with some of my grandmother’s Italian bread, too!



Dipping breaded ravioli into marinara.

Turn frozen cheese ravioli into the best Italian appetizer with this crispy Baked Ravioli recipe!

Baked Ravioli


Breaded Baked Ravioli

Baked Ravioli is coated in buttermilk then breaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, corn meal and parmesan cheese. These lightly crispy ravioli are perfect as an entree or appetizer served with marinara sauce for dipping.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Ravioli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 297kcal
Author Lynne Feifer


  • 2 medium mixing bowls
  • 1 rimmed baking sheet
  • 2 forks
  • cooking spray


  • 12 oz small cheese-filled ravioli (about 24 ravioli) thawed in fridge
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • cup yellow cornmeal
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • Marinara sauce heated, for dipping


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • In a shallow pan or bowl, combine bread crumbs, cornmeal, and Parmesan cheese. Mix well.
  • Pour buttermilk into a bowl. Dip the ravioli into the buttermilk then into the bread crumb mixture, coating it evenly.
  • Place ravioli on a baking sheet. Before placing into the oven, spray each one with cooking spray to help make it more crispy. Bake 10 – 15 minutes or until lightly golden. 
  • Serve with heated marinara.


Recipe makes about 24. Nutritional info. calculated for 4 ravioli per person.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 590mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 7mg

This post was originally published 2/25/14. It has been updated in format and with pictures on 2/28/22.

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