Copycat Olive Garden Cheesy Fried Ravioli

Yummy Cheesy Fried Ravioli is the most simplest party appetizer ever! The ravioli is coated in seasoned breadcrumbs, then fried to golden brown perfection.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Priya Lakshminarayan


  • 25-30 cheese stuffed ravioli
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp mixed dry herbs
  • 1 tbsp chilly flakes
  • 1 tsp amchur powder - optional
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • oil for frying


  • Cook the ravioli as per instructions on the packet. Its super easy. Strain the water and allow the ravioli to cool down. You can lay them on a plate. Meanwhile prepare the breadcrumbs mixture. Add store-bought breadcrumbs to a bowl. I prefer using store-bought as its more dry. The homemade ones are softer. In that add garlic powder, onion powder, amchur powder, mixed dry herbs, chilly flakes and Parmesan Cheese. Mix it all together and set it aside for now.
  • Heat oil for frying. Take out milk in a bowl and allow it to come to room temperature or you can warm it up a bit in a microwave. Now its time to make our Copycat Olive Garden Cheesy Fried Ravioli! Dip each ravioli in milk and then roll it in prepared breadcrumbs mixture. Repeat this with every ravioli and place them in a plate. You can even ask your little ones to help in this step. Its fun for them. Once that is done, its time to fry the ravioli. You can take over from your kids and begin frying them in hot oil. Fry evenly on both sides till they turn golden. You can enjoy them hot along with some ketchup or chutney.