The Academy Awards will be fabulously delicious with baked ravioli bites with balsamic dipping sauce! Fried ravioli is a popular item on appetizer menus but I took this opportunity to make them not only delicious but healthier for you, too! Why deep fry in oil when you can bake in the oven and have your ravioli bites be so much healthier and even more tasty? They’ll be the star of your party!
Recipe and photo by Gwynn Galvin, Chef Nutritionist, Culinary Consultant and Creator of Swirls of Flavor.
Baked Ravioli Bites with Balsamic Dipping Sauce
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup shredded cheese
2 Tbs. chopped flat leaf parsley
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
6 Tbs. butter, melted
1 pkg. (13 oz.) frozen mini cheese raviolis
1 cup pizza sauce
1 Tbs. Balsamic vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
2. Combine bread crumbs, shredded cheese, parsley, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
3. Dip frozen ravioli, one by one, in melted butter and then toss in bread crumb mixture until evenly coated. Arrange in single layer on baking sheet.
4. Bake 18 minutes or until ravioli are puffed.
5. Meanwhile, combine pizza sauce and balsamic vinegar. Simmer or microwave until heated through.
6. Serve ravioli bites with dipping sauce. Scrape up any brown crispy bits from the baking sheet and sprinkle them over the bites! Yum!
Makes about 48 bites/12 servings; 4 bites per serving.
Gwynn Galvin, chef and blogger, is delighted to share her original recipes on Jersey Bites. Born and raised in Jersey and a lifetime resident of Bergen County, Gwynn is Jersey through and through! Having been in the culinary field for more than 20 years, you can say that Gwynn is definitely well seasoned. With over a decade as Test Kitchen Director for a nationally published magazine as well as working for major food corporations and being partner and chef of a family-owned cupcake shop, Gwynn is also the creator of her blog, Swirls of Flavor. Her award-winning recipes have been featured in national ad campaigns, cookbooks, magazines, social media and on the internet. If you’ve ever made a recipe that was on the package of a food product or in a magazine or cookbook, chances are you’ve already made one of her fabulously delicious recipes!