RITZ Fried Ravioli


Inspired by the mouthwatering appetizers served in Italian restaurants in New York City's Little Italy neighborhood, these cheese ravioli with a light, crunchy RITZ cracker crust and grated parmesan cheese will be a hit at any party. Serve hot with marinara sauce for dipping for a delicious, quick and easy appetizer.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
24 ravioli


  • 3 cups vegetable oil for frying

  • 20 RITZ Crackers

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 (12 ounce) package large refrigerated cheese ravioli (about 24)

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • 1 ½ cups warm marinara sauce for dipping (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon Chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a large frying pan, over medium heat, add the vegetable oil until it is about 2 inches deep. Heat to 325 degrees F.

  2. While the oil is heating, place the RITZ Crackers in a food processor and pulse until the crackers are crushed into fine crumbs. Pour the crumbs into a shallow dish. Add the garlic powder, pepper, Italian seasoning and 2 tablespoons of the parmesan cheese. Stir until all spices are evenly distributed.

  3. Whisk together the egg and milk in a bowl.

  4. Dip each ravioli in the egg mixture, then into the RITZ cracker crumbs. Be sure each ravioli is evenly coated with cracker crumbs. Shake off any excess.

  5. Once the oil is hot enough, add small batches of the RITZ cracker-coated ravioli into the oil. Fry for approximately 1 minute on each side. Watch closely so they do not burn; they cook quickly. When ravioli are golden brown on each side, remove from the oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

  6. Sprinkle the ravioli with remaining grated parmesan cheese and (optional) chopped parsley. Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.

Cook's Notes:

If you substitute RITZ Garlic Butter Crackers you won't need to add garlic powder to the crumb mixture.

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

647 Calories
62g Fat
20g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 647
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 62g 79%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 362mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.