Pasta Appetizer Recipes

From spring rolls to fried ravioli, browse top-rated pasta appetizer recipes.

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Korean Egg Roll Triangles

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
This is a recipe my mom taught me.... it's call yaki-mon-do in Korean. They are similar to Chinese egg rolls, fun to eat and easy to make. My friends all love them, and so does my husband. They are great for parties.
By Korean Kimmy

St. Louis Toasted Ravioli

Rating: 4.5 stars 472
The St. Louis style of preparing ravioli is unique and delicious. The ravioli is breaded, fried and served with marinara sauce and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
By Allrecipes Member

Fried Farfalle Chips

Rating: 3.5 stars 15
These crispy and unusual snacks are a real hit at parties. They are a nice alternative to the usual chips and pretzels. Use bow ties or your favorite pasta shapes when making this recipe.

Tasty Tortellinis

Rating: 4 stars 46
Serve these marinated tortellinis as an appetizer with party toothpicks. Can also be used for a nice pasta salad lunch in larger size servings ...Optional ingredients: celery chunks, snow peas, artichoke hearts, salami or cheese chunks, green, yellow, or red pepper chunks, thin carrot slices, pearl onions (use your imagination!). Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 745
With fresh vegetables wrapped in rice paper, these Vietnamese spring rolls are a refreshing appetizer for an Asian-inspired meal.

Air Fryer Ravioli

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
These air fryer ravioli make a nice appetizer or afternoon snack, without the guilt. Serve them with our favorite marinara sauce for dipping!

Pork Dumplings

Rating: 4.5 stars 367
These steamed pork dumplings make the most delectable dim sum.

Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
These easy air-fried pasta chips make a cheesy, crunchy, delicious treat!

Authentic Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Nem Ran Hay Cha Gio)

Rating: 5 stars 17
This is a recipe I learned while traveling through Vietnam. The ingredients are relatively simple and easy to find in any grocery store. I've cooked this a number of times since getting back and it's always been a hit. They taste great with dipping sauce.

Crab Rangoon I

Rating: 4 stars 141
Everyone will love these bite-size, fried dumplings stuffed with crab. You can make these in advance of the festivities, and freeze on trays until party time.

Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Philly cheesesteak sandwich in a crispy shell and made with ground beef!


Rating: 4 stars 41
This is a Somali recipe. I learned it by watching my Somali friends around Ramadan and I was able to make my own variation. They are really good and I can't stop eating them. They are served during Ramadan, Weddings, Parties, or just because. Since I am married to a Somalian man, I learned to cook a few things, and there are some of my American dishes he loves as well. For a variation you can substitute shredded beef for ground beef.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pot Stickers
Rating: Unrated 96
"For dipping sauce, I use a mix of soy sauce, vinegar, and La-Yu (chili-spiced sesame oil), which I won't go without!" – Matsukachan
Deep-Fried Lasagna Pieces
Rating: Unrated 2
"Downright sinful! These are a bit of time and fuss but SO worth it." – Soup Loving Nicole
Crunchy Air-Fried Ravioli
Rating: 5 stars 1

Coated with seasoned panko, these air-fried ravioli don't skimp on the crunch factor! Serve with your favorite dipping sauce such as warmed marinara, Alfredo, or ranch. Just be sure to thaw ravioli the night before!