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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!

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Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers on a grill pan.

Tuscan Pork Skewers

These Tuscan Grilled Pork Skewers turned out amazing! 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 it sends my tastebuds through the roof. And once you add in the yummy veggies on the skewers, you have a whole meal all in one!

I love using marinated fresh pork, and it is my go-to for a quick and simply 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. You can simply grill, roast, sauté, or slow-cook it for any style of dish, any night of the week!

Ingredients in Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers

These skewers are great because they can be changed up to have ingredients that you love, so these are so versatile and delicious. Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for all of the exact measurements.

  • Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin: This is a premium cut of pork tenderloin that is already marinated and ready to go!
  • Zucchini: Zucchini has a mild, slightly sweet flavor, perfect for grilling.
  • Yellow Squash: Summer squash has a tender texture and slightly sweeter taste.
  • Red Bell Pepper: You can use any color of bell pepper that you prefer.
  • Red Onion: This adds a delicious flavor that blends everything together.
  • Olive Oil: This helps all of the seasonings to stick to the meat and veggies.

Tuscan Seasoning:

  • Dried Oregano: A fragrant and earthy herb that adds a distinctly Mediterranean flavor to the dish.
  • Dried Basil: A classic herb with a sweet and aromatic taste.
  • Dried Thyme: A versatile herb with a warm and slightly minty taste, perfect for seasoning meats.
  • Dried Rosemary: This herb complements roasted meats and veggies.
  • Garlic Powder: This adds a garlicky punch to the Grilled Pork Skewers.
  • Salt: This enhances all of the flavors in the skewers.
  • Pepper: The pepper adds flavor without a lot of extra heat.

How to Make Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers

Making skewers on the grill are so easy and delicious! This meal can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes!

  1. Combine: Cut the pork tenderloin into 1-inch cubes. Add the zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and red onion in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Toss: Add the olive oil and dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, dried rosemary, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and toss until coated.
  3. Grill: 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. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the grill and serve.
Steps to make Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers 

Can I Cook These in the Oven Instead?

Yes! If you don’t have access to a grill, you can cook these Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers on a stovetop grill pan or bake the skewers in the oven at around 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The pork is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers close up

Tips and Variations

These tips and variations will help your meat and veggies in these Tuscan Pork Skewers turn out perfectly every time!

  • Soak the Skewers: To prevent your skewers from burning, it’s best to soak them in water before you cook for about 30 minutes. 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.
  • Temperature to Grill: I like to grill skewers on medium heat (350-450 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows them to cook without getting burnt but gives them that perfect charred top.
  • Can I use other vegetables instead? Absolutely! Feel free to customize the vegetable selection based on your preferences or what’s available. Just ensure that the vegetables you choose have similar cooking times to avoid overcooking or undercooking.
  • Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried ones? Yes, you can use fresh herbs instead of dried herbs. Remember that the flavors’ intensity may differ, so you may need to adjust the amounts accordingly.
Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers on a plate.

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Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers

5 from 5 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
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
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 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:

Instructions 

  • 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 dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, dried rosemary, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and toss 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 meat is done. The internal temperature should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the grill and serve.

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Notes

Originally Posted on June 7, 2019
Updated on August 7, 2023

Nutrition

Serving: 6peopleCalories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 1178mgPotassium: 663mgFiber: 7gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 7450IUVitamin C: 312.1mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 2.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Grilled
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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    yummy idea for pork tenderloin, I’ve been using the same tenderloin recipe over and over, so a nice change, thank you

  2. 5 stars
    Great flavors, but, like Brenda, my pork chops were not the brown color in your picture, nor as crispy looking. I followed the recipe – no changes.

  3. 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.

  4. 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! 😀