Updated on

byKelly Bejelly

Sharing is caring!

Looking to enjoy your favorite keto pasta recipe with a new twist? This Cheesy Fried Keto Ravioli makes the perfect appetizer or lunch!

Keto pasta keto Ravioli

On and off I have followed the Ketogenic Diet and one of my biggest frustrations have been finding recipes with strange ingredients that I don’t normally stock in my cupboard.  

Also, I want recipes that are quick and easy.  With a newborn I don’t have 45 minutes to make a meal so I want throw it in a pan and eat it kinda food.

Maria Emmerich’s cookbook Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking came at the perfect time.  Maria makes food that is quick and delicious and loaded with glorious fat.  When I saw her Ravioli recipe I knew I had to make it.  When I was in college I discovered Fried Ravioli and have been craving a good replacement ever since I went Paleo.

quick and easy ketogenic cooking review

From Amazon:

Quick  Easy Ketogenic Cooking makes the ketogenic diet simple and accessible for everyone, no matter how busy you are or how much cooking experience you have. Plus, with its emphasis on real, whole foods, it’s perfect for anyone following Paleo, and its abundance of nut-free, egg-free, and dairy-free options make it ideal for those with food allergies or intolerances.

What you’ll need for this Recipe:

How to Make This Keto Ravioli Recipe:

Heat the oil to 350°F in a deep fryer or in a 4-inch-deep (or deeper) cast-iron skillet over medium heat. The oil should be at least 2 inches deep; add more oil if needed.

Meanwhile, make the ravioli: In a small bowl, stir together the ingredients for the filling until well combined.

To assemble the ravioli: Lay one slice of prosciutto on a sheet of parchment paper so that the short end is toward you. Lay another slice over the top of the prosciutto so you make a Greek cross with four “arms” to wrap around the filling. Spoon about 1 heaping table-spoon of the filling into the center of the prosciutto cross. Fold one arm of the prosciutto over the filling. Continue folding the arms around the filling to make a square, making sure that the filling is covered well. Using your fingers, press down around the filling to even it out into a square shape. Repeat with the rest of the prosciutto and filling.

Working in batches, fry the ravioli in the hot oil for about 2 minutes, or until crisp on the outside. Remove from the oil and serve.

Tip:

Once the oil is cool, strain it and store it in mason jars in the fridge for future use. It can be used up to 4 times.

The ravioli can be assembled 2 days before frying and stored in the fridge for an easy dinner.

Note:

Mascarpone is the traditional choice here, but cream cheese works just as well.

If you like this Keto Ravioli recipe, you’ll love:

Keto Alfredo Sauce

Low Carb Pizza Crust (Keto)

Keto Pizza Crackers

Did you make and love this recipe?  Give your review below!  And make sure to share your creations by tagging me on Instagram!

Cheesy Fried Ravioli

Cheesy Fried Ravioli

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These cheese fried keto ravioli will soon become your favorite keto pasta replacement!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut oil, for frying
  • Filling:
  • 1 ounce package mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, 8-, see Note, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, about 2 ounces
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil to 350°F in a deep fryer or in a 4-inch-deep (or deeper) cast-iron skillet over medium heat. The oil should be at least 2 inches deep; add more oil if needed.
  2. Meanwhile, make the ravioli: In a small bowl, stir together the ingredients for the filling until well combined.
  3. To assemble the ravioli: Lay one slice of prosciutto on a sheet of parchment paper so that the short end is toward you. Lay another slice over the top of the prosciutto so you make a Greek cross with four “arms” to wrap around the filling. Spoon about 1 heaping table-spoon of the filling into the center of the prosciutto cross. Fold one arm of the prosciutto over the filling. Continue folding the arms around the filling to make a square, making sure that the filling is covered well. Using your fingers, press down around the filling to even it out into a square shape. Repeat with the rest of the prosciutto and filling.
  4. Working in batches, fry the ravioli in the hot oil for about 2 minutes, or until crisp on the outside. Remove from the oil and serve.
  5. Tip:
  6. Once the oil is cool, strain it and store it in mason jars in the fridge for future use. It can be used up to 4 times.
  7. The ravioli can be assembled 2 days before frying and stored in the fridge for an easy dinner.
  8. Note:
  9. Mascarpone is the traditional choice here, but cream cheese works just as well.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 487 Total Fat: 46g Saturated Fat: 35g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 77mg Sodium: 1411mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 15g

Leave A Reply

19 Comments

  • Lyne Niquette
    October 11, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    here’s the comment you request to entre the super contest for the cookbook! :
    When this book arrived, my husband rolled his eyes at me and asked “…another cookbook?”. He then picked it up to skim through and almost immediately said “oooh, we’ll have to try that chimichurri chicken!”.

    I laughed at that one because my husband would have had the same reaction on a new cookbook! thanks for the contest!

    and the recipe look great and i’m really happy to try it on my next brunch!5 stars

  • Irene Kenison
    October 11, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    BySoaring Spiriton September 30, 2016-

    Perfect cookbook for our paleo/plant based eating habits. Healthy eating! Received the book in two days.5 stars

  • Theresa Johnson
    October 11, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    By MSV on March 15, 2016
    Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
    Just received the book today and oh my gosh, I find that I cannot put it down! The book is so much more than a cookbook, it is a wealth of information which will no doubt help a lot of people, especially those that are just starting out on this journey. It actually explains the science behind this way of eating, and includes a meal plan which will be especially helpful to those of us that sometimes get overwhelmed.

    The food (pictures) look absolutely yummy, and one glance at the recipe reassured me that I could replicated it. The recipes are well explained, and some of them even have URLs listed for videos that accompany them. The recipes each have icons that are extremely helpful, one glance can tell me if the recipe is egg free, nut free, dairy free, vegetarian, can be made in a slow cooker, can be made in one pot, or has a single serving option. Since I am the only member in my family that is currently following this diet, the single serving option will be especially useful for me.

    When this book arrived, my husband rolled his eyes at me and asked “…another cookbook?”. He then picked it up to skim through and almost immediately said “oooh, we’ll have to try that chimichurri chicken!”. For the record, this is my very first ketogenic specific cookbook and I loved it so much that I came back online and ordered the kindle version for my best friend. Well done, Maria…absolutely well done!

    Update: I’ve had this book for almost a week now, the recipes are FANTASTIC. I just made (and ate) the Key lime Fat Bomb (pg 340), …it was absolutely spot on!!!! 98 calories, 9.4g fat, 0.3g carbs, 3.3g protein. (plus a bit of cream on it that I added). It TASTES absolutely sinful!

    Loved the husband comment. 🙂

  • Ruby Aguilar
    October 11, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    10/10
    ByAnna Ingogliaon October 5, 2016
    Verified Purchase
    The best cookbook. I don’t know how I did keto without it. If you’re debating about buying it, stop right now and just get it.

  • Pat Sabra
    October 11, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    When this book arrived, my husband rolled his eyes at me and asked “…another cookbook?”. He then picked it up to skim through and almost immediately said “oooh, we’ll have to try that chimichurri chicken!”.

  • Penny R
    October 12, 2016 at 3:21 am

    I received my (full-price) copy yesterday, and I am halfway through it already. I have other books by Maria Emmerich, and they are all good, but this is her best by far. I’m NOT a good cook – in fact I dislike it – but these recipes are simple, only require a few ingredients and FAST. I came to the recipe for Cheese Puffs and ran into the kitchen and cooked a few for a quick snack. 45 seconds later, done and done! Yummy.

    As a Type II diabetic, I *must* eat Keto if I am to keep my feet, so I truly appreciate all the effort that goes into creating these recipes – recipes that I can share with family and friends and not apologize for depriving them for my sake!

  • Melody
    October 12, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Byjackieon August 20, 2016
    Verified Purchase
    Love this informational cookbook! My husband and I find recipes out of here and we make them together. They are basically really simple to make and come out delicious. Knowing that we’re cooking a healthy meal is wonderful, we’re bonding and it’s delicious. If we need answers or information about something we don’t know, it’s usually in this book. It’s like a one stop shopping information and recipe hub. Love it!!!

  • Michelle Brooks
    October 12, 2016 at 6:03 am

    book. In my mind at the time it was another cook book. Once I opened the package, I was floored.
    1: The volume of recipes in this book is awesome. Once you get through the intro and “tutorials” you have a beefy 252 pages of recipes! Everything from sauces to desserts and everything in between.
    2: Vibrant pictures. This is common among cook books but just about everything has a picture.
    3: Ease of instruction. It’s worth noting that the “tutorials” and information in the beginning of the book is worth the time. Do you have to read it to make something, certainly not. Yet, it will make things easier as you navigate though the tome and create the dishes.

  • Irene Fulk
    October 12, 2016 at 8:49 am

    5.0 out of 5 starsBest Keto cookbook I’ve found!
    ByHSHOBXon March 17, 2016
    Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
    I received my (full-price) copy yesterday, and I am halfway through it already. I have other books by Maria Emmerich, and they are all good, but this is her best by far. I’m NOT a good cook – in fact I dislike it – but these recipes are simple, only require a few ingredients and FAST. I came to the recipe for Cheese Puffs and ran into the kitchen and cooked a few for a quick snack. 45 seconds later, done and done! Yummy.

    As a Type II diabetic, I *must* eat Keto if I am to keep my feet, so I truly appreciate all the effort that goes into creating these recipes – recipes that I can share with family and friends and not apologize for depriving them for my sake!

    Delicious.

  • Kathryn
    October 12, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Hands down best cookbook ever
    ByT. Pratton October 2, 2016
    Verified Purchase
    Hands down best cookbook ever. I own a ton of cookbooks which are now all collecting dust! Every single recipe in here I have made is delicious. I have now purchased several of these as gifts!

  • Rana Rei
    October 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I LOVE this cookbook!
    By MSV on March 15, 2016
    Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
    Just received the book today and oh my gosh, I find that I cannot put it down! The book is so much more than a cookbook, it is a wealth of information which will no doubt help a lot of people, especially those that are just starting out on this journey. It actually explains the science behind this way of eating, and includes a meal plan which will be especially helpful to those of us that sometimes get overwhelmed.

    Update: I’ve had this book for almost a week now, the recipes are FANTASTIC. I just made (and ate) the Key lime Fat Bomb (pg 340), …it was absolutely spot on!!!! 98 calories, 9.4g fat, 0.3g carbs, 3.3g protein. (plus a bit of cream on it that I added). It TASTES absolutely sinful!

  • October 13, 2016 at 10:12 am

    5.0 out of 5 starsBest encyclopedia for Ketogenic or LCHF living
    ByE. J. Tompkinson March 20, 2016
    Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
    If you are starting out or already following a ketogenic or LCHF diet, this book is the encyclopedia for which your kitchen and your appetite is begging. The book is delightfully written with beautiful full color photos and simple instructions, as well as meal plans and shopping lists for various objectives (weight loss, maintenance and healing), and other helpful information. The best part of this book, however, is Maria’s delicious, indulgent, and wholly satisfying, yet simple and easy to follow recipes. Just flipping through the book will make your mouth water. All of the ingredients called for are whole and fresh foods that are basic and easy to locate in the grocery store. I cannot say enough about how fantastic these recipes are. If you are on the fence about purchasing this book, buy it. Make the delicious and very healthy food. You will not regret it.

  • Steph
    October 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I like this knee bc vibrant pics are important to me too!
    Big, beautiful, and easy to use!
    By T. Gordon – April 6, 2016
    Amazon Verified Purchase
    I had mild expectations when I purchased this book. In my mind at the time it was another cook book. Once I opened the package, I was floored.
    1: The volume of recipes in this book is awesome. Once you get through the intro and “tutorials” you have a beefy 252 pages of recipes! Everything from sauces to desserts and everything in between.
    2: Vibrant pictures. This is common among cook books but just about everything has a picture.
    3: Ease of instruction. It’s worth noting that the “tutorials” and information in the beginning of the book is worth the time. Do you have to read it to make something, certainly not. Yet, it will make things easier as you navigate though the tome and create the dishes.

  • Karen
    October 17, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    ByGF girlon June 23, 2016
    Verified Purchase
    Did not like. Too complicated of a diet.

    It cracks me up when someone feels compelled to rate something they didn’t even try. Sadly it is almost always a bad rating. If you are not going to try/use something don’t rate it!!

  • KELLY
    December 16, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    THIS LOOKS SO AMAZING, DO YOU DIFFERENT TYPES OF FILLINGS TO PUT IN THE RAVIOLI?.

    • February 26, 2019 at 9:29 am

      I’ve never tried but I’m sure you can.