Fried Italian sausage ravioli and cherry peppers are topped with marinara and mozzarella then broiled till hot and the cheese is gooey. This is a great appetizer for game day or any occasion.
This ravioli platter has everything a party food should: it has crunch; it has meat, it has pasta, it has cheese, it has sauce, and it has spice (from hot cherry peppers, which can be substituted or omitted if you don't like spice). It is perfect for game day or hanging out with friends. Store bought ravioli allows this to be put together with ease. I used Italian sausage ravioli, but you can use beef, chicken, or any kind your heart desires (not butternut squash...which is wonderful...but ewww! in this application). I made my own marinara sauce, but if you don't feel like making your own, use your favorite from a jar.
The ravioli was coated with a flour, egg and milk mixture, and panko crumbs, then fried until crispy and golden brown. The cherry peppers were also cooked in the same manner. Once both were fried, they were topped with marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese, then broiled until the cheese was hot and gooey. How does that sound?
The marinara was simply made. I sautéed onion and garlic in olive oil, added tomato sauce and seasoning, and simmered for 10 minutes. It was then finished off with chopped fresh basil.
I served this to my husband and son who were all too happy to dig in. Make this for your hungry crowd. They will be happy that you did!