Crusted Tortellini Bites are perhaps the fanciest way of saying “fried ravioli.” But really, that’s what they are! We can’t say we’re disappointed! Crispy, crunchy, golden-brown ravioli, stuffed with melty cheese and served with rich marinara sauce for dipping? It’s like your favorite pizzeria app made ready and hot in your own kitchen! Crusted Tortellini Bites are here to make your day just a little happier!

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  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 2 teaspoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 9 ounces refrigerated three-cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • canola oil, to taste
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce, warmed, for serving


Step 1 –In a small bowl combine the panko breadcrumbs, the parmesan cheese, the parsley, and the red pepper flakes.

Step 2 –Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Step 3 –Cook the tortellini until 1 minute before it reaches al dente, according to the package directions.

Step 4 –Drain the tortellini and coat it generously with the flour.

Step 5 –In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, heat enough of the oil to cover the tortellini by 1-2 inches to 375 degrees F.

Step 6 –Dip each tortellini into the beaten eggs and then into the breadcrumb mixture.

Step 7 –Working in batches, add the tortellini to the oil and cook until golden-brown, about 5 minutes on each side.

Step 8 –Place the tortellini onto a paper towel and pat dry.

Step 9 –Serve the tortellini with the marinara sauce.