Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers

Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers are made with tender pork tenderloin cubes that are loaded with flavor, paired with fresh, summertime vegetables that enhance texture and flavor that will leave your tastebuds wanting more. This recipe will take your grilling to the next level this summer!

Grilling season needs this fresh vegetable medley with this Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork Tenderloin. A great appetizer or side dish that would be fun is Bacon Guacamole to enjoy while you are grilling.

Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers on a grill pan.

Tuscan Pork Skewers

You guys! These turned out AMAZING! This Smithfield Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin has my heart. I LOVE how tender this pork meat is to begin with and the flavor is out of this world. Every bite has so much texture and flavor that send my tastebuds through the roof.

Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is my go-to for a quick and simple delicious meal because it is high quality and conveniently pre-seasoned with no artificial ingredients. With the prep work already done for you, you can put together a meal in about 30 minutes or less.

Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is so versatile! You can simply grill, roast, sauté or slow-cook it for any style of dish, any night of the week!

How to make Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers?

  • Cut the pork tenderloin into 1 inch cubes. In a medium sized bowl, add the zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and red onion.
  • Add the olive oil and tuscan seasoning blend and toss the vegetables until coated.
  • Thread the pork cubes on skewers along with the zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper, and onion. Grill for 8-10 minutes until the pork is tender (should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit) done to desired liking. Remove from the grill and serve.

Steps to make Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers 

What is so great about Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork?

  • Available in an assortment of mouthwatering flavors, including ready to grill options like the Roasted Garlic Herb and Hickory Smoked Brown Sugar Dry Seasoned Pork Chops, and regionally inspired Dry Seasoned Ribs.
  • Available in a wide variety of fresh cuts, including pork roasts, loin filets, chops, ribs, sirloins, and tenderloins, and can be sliced or cubed for even faster cooking.
    Made from 100% fresh pork with no artificial ingredients and packed with protein.
  • Available at select grocery stores and retailers nationwide, including ShopRite, Food Lion, Publix, Albertsons/Safeway, Save a Lot and Walmart.

How to know when it is done cooking?

The National Pork Board recommends cooking chops, roasts, loins, and tenderloin to an internal temperature of 145° F, followed by a three-minute rest.

How do you grill skewers without burning?

Brush your kebab pieces with olive oil (or vegetable oil) before placing them on the grill. Since you are turning your pork cubes and vegetables, remember to leave the skewers about the same time on the grill for each side. Grilling consistently over medium heat is better than over high heat.

How long do you soak bamboo skewers?

While 30 minutes is the minimum, it’s best to plan ahead and soak your bamboo skewers overnight in water. It takes a long time for the skewers to soak up the water, but well-soaked skewers, which are slow to give up their moisture, will last longer on the grill without burning up.

What temperature do you grill skewers at?

Place the pork tenderloin cubes and vegetables on skewers, about 4-6 pieces per stick. Prepare the grill for direct grilling over medium heat (350-450 degrees) and allow it to preheat for 1015 minutes. Brush the cooking grate clean. Grill the skewers over direct medium heat turning once or twice.

Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers close up

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Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers on a plate.

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Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 package Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin 
  • 2 medium sized zucchini sliced
  • 2 medium sized yellow squash sliced
  • 2 red bell pepper cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Tuscan Seasoning:

  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Cut the pork tenderloin into 1 inch cubes. In a medium sized bowl, add the zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and red onion.

  2. Add the olive oil and tuscan seasoning blend and toss until coated.

  3. Thread the pork cubes on skewers along with the zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper, and onion. Grill for 8-10 minutes until the meat is done to desired liking (should reach an internal temperature of 145 F). Remove from the grill and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Serving6peopleCalories372kcal (19%)Carbohydrates26g (9%)Protein4g (8%)Fat29g (45%)Saturated Fat4g (20%)Sodium1178mg (49%)Potassium663mg (19%)Fiber7g (28%)Sugar15g (17%)Vitamin A7450IU (149%)Vitamin C312.1mg (378%)Calcium42mg (4%)Iron2.2mg (12%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love the stunning, irresistible look of those skewers <3 They're totally perfect for the upcoming grilling season! Oh, thank you, Alyssa, for kindly leaving such useful tips on the temperature of grilling the skewers! 😀

  2. 5 stars
    My husband is eating gluten free right now so this was a great recipe to try. It turned out great except for two things. I used one pork tenderloin, but doubled the spices as written since it didn’t look like enough for the meat and vegetable. Turned out it was the right move. This is a personal thing, but I like some kind of sauce for my kabobs so I mixed vegan mayonnaise with a little lemon juice and some dill. Made the right dipping sauce. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I use a lot of pork and get tired of the same thing all the time.

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