Baked Ravioli Appetizers – Olive Garden Copycat

by Melissa


These baked ravioli appetizers have the perfect amount of seasoning and topped with your favorite pasta sauce makes them so yum.

So easy because it used frozen ravioli, dipped in Italian breadcrumbs and baked to golden, crisp perfection.

These baked ravioli appetizers are perfect for your holiday or game day parties. Very similar to Olive Garden's toasted ravioli's. So yummy and broiled for a crispy goodness.


I have mentioned it before, how much we LOVE (yes with all capitals) pasta around here.


I am calling this dish an appetizer because it’s a dipper-style food that is great for parties. You will definitely want to add it on your holiday party menu.


However, we have it for dinner often with usually a side salad.

One of the best parts about this dish is that you probably have a lot of the ingredients already on hand. Sweet right?


Ingredients you will need for Baked Ravioli Appetizers

  • 1 lb package (thawed) Meat Ravioli
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 1/2 cups Italian-style breadcrumbs
  • 1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce 


You can also substitute regular plain breadcrumbs if you already have those on hand. If you decide to do that I would also suggest mixing in some Garlic Salt (2 teaspoons), Oregano (1 teaspoon), and Basil (2 teaspoons).

The good thing about the Italian style breadcrumbs is that it’s already mixed with these seasonings.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour the pasta sauce into a saucepan and heat.
  • Beat the water and eggs together.
  • In a second bowl pour in the Italian breadcrumbs and set aside.
  • In a third bowl, place the flour.
These baked ravioli appetizers are perfect for your holiday or game day parties. Very similar to Olive Garden's toasted ravioli's. So yummy and broiled for a crispy goodness.
  • Dip each thawed ravioli into the flour, then egg wash and finally in the breadcrumbs
  • Place them on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. If you want a good brown and crispy texture, broil them on low for approximately 5 minutes after baking them.

NOTE: Broiling can burn food fast. Be sure to watch it carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn as ovens will vary.

These baked ravioli appetizers are perfect for your holiday or game day parties. Very similar to Olive Garden's toasted ravioli's. So yummy and broiled for a crispy goodness.
  • Serve with your favorite pasta sauce that you warmed up.
These baked ravioli appetizers are perfect for your holiday or game day parties. Very similar to Olive Garden's toasted ravioli's. So yummy and broiled for a crispy goodness.

Some questions you may have…

Should you rinse pasta?


Do not rinse your pasta. The starch in the water is what helps the sauce adhere to your pasta and rinsing will only prevent absorption. The only time you should ever rinse your pasta is when you are going to use it in a cold dish like a pasta salad.


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Baked Ravioli Appetizers

Baked Ravioli Appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1 lb package, thawed Meat Ravioli
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 1/2 cups Italian Style Breadcrumbs
  • 1 jar of your favorite Pasta Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour the pasta sauce into a saucepan and heat.
  3. Beat the water and eggs together.
  4. In a second bowl pour in the Italian breadcrumbs and set aside.
  5. In a third bowl, place the flour.
  6. Dip each thawed ravioli into the flour, then egg wash and finally in the breadcrumbs
  7. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. If you want a good brown and crispy texture broil them on low for approximately 5 minutes after baking them.
  8. Serve with your warmed pasta sauce.
These baked ravioli appetizers are perfect for your holiday or game day parties. Very similar to Olive Garden's toasted ravioli's. So yummy and broiled for a crispy goodness.


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