National Ravioli Day is celebrated annually on the 20th of March. This food holiday is loved by pasta lovers everywhere. It is often fried or baked but there is toasted ravioli as well which was started in St. Louis, Missouri.
Enjoy Ravioli any day of the year as this traditional Italian filled pasta can be purchased in ready to cook and ready to serve packaging. Ravioli is traditionally a main course but it can be made as an appetizer and you can even make dessert ravioli as well.
Most popular recipes will include deep frying the ravioli while others will call for baking the ravioli. In the US canned ravioli was made popular by Chef Boyardee and is made with cheese or beef filling complete with tomato cheese sauce or tomato sauce.
If you’d like to make your very own ravioli from scratch this National Ravioli Day check out some of the recipes included below. We’ve included fried, baked and a dessert option for those with a sweet tooth.
Smoked Ricotta Ravioli in Sage Butter Sauce
This is a vegetarian recipe, so no meat here. It is still a tasty dish though as it is served with a delicious butter sage sauce that is super easy to make. If you have a pasta maker at home you will find this will speed up the total time required to make this dish from start to end. If you don’t have a pasta maker, you will still enjoy cooking up this ravioli on National Ravioli day.
Fried Ravioli with Spicy Marinara
Use these as an appetizer or pair them with a salad and have them for dinner. Filled with cheese, you will love the crunchy outside and the creamy, gooey cheesy insides. The kids will love these sans the spicy marinara sauce, so get them their own sauce.
Perfectly crisp vegan fried ravioli in the air fryer
Make this vegan ravioli in your air fryer or deep fry if you don’t own an air fryer. The air fryer offers an oil free or low fat option though. These are an appetizer option which can be paired with marinara sauce or your favorite sauce for dipping. This is an easy to do recipe since it is made with store bought ravioli.
Nutella Heart Ravioli
If you love ravioli and love Nutella this dessert option is a nice little treat to indulge in on National Ravioli Day. Have ravioli for dinner and then again at dessert with this great recipe. You don’t have to make these heart shaped, make them whatever shape is easier or more fun for you and your family. This are so quick, they are done in under 40 minutes from start to finish.
Game Day Snacks: Gluten Free Fried Ravioli
This is another recipe that uses cheese as the filler but it is quite versatile and so you can use any other gluten free filling that you would like. This makes a batch of quick ravioli ideal for an appetizer or a main course this National Ravioli Day.