Healthy BBQ & Grilled Pork Recipes

Find healthy, delicious BBQ and grilled pork recipes including pork chops, pork ribs and pork loin. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Spicy Grilled Pork Chops

Rating: 4 stars
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Chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, and hot pepper sauce guarantee these chops live up to their name--SPICY.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce

Rating: 4.95 stars
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Crisp on the outside and buttery-tender on the inside, these sweet and spicy soy sauce-marinated pork tenderloin medallions make for a delicious, healthful and elegant entree. Serve with snow peas, brown rice and Sour Mango Salad on the side.

Pesto-Pork Pinwheels with Grilled Peaches

Rating: 4 stars
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Slicing the pesto-and-breadcrumb-stuffed pork before skewering helps these pinwheels cook quickly and brown evenly. Serve this with grilled or roasted broccolini and farro for a healthy dinner.

Grilled Pork Loin with White Bean Puree & Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.8 stars
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This easy grilled pork loin recipe served with a white bean puree gets a pop of fresh flavor from the lemony, fresh herb vinaigrette. Make it a complete healthy dinner with steamed green beans and a green salad tossed with Italian dressing.

Cobb Salad with Herb-Rubbed Chicken

Rating: 5 stars
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Try this satisfying salad recipe for an updated version of the classic Cobb. Kale, feta and strawberries give this chicken salad a colorful upgrade.

Prosciutto Pizza with Corn & Arugula

Rating: 5 stars
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Prosciutto and arugula elevate this simple grilled pizza. If you have time, let the dough stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes to make rolling it out easier in this 20-minute healthy pizza recipe. Thawed frozen corn works in place of fresh, just pat it dry before sprinkling it on the pizza.

Grilled Pork Chops with Chile & Pineapple

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Never grilled pineapple? Get ready to be wowed. It caramelizes beautifully for a deeper flavor. Plus it's a totally tasty match with a grilled pork chop, cilantro and a little heat from serranos.

Sausage, Mushroom & Pesto Grilled Pizza

Rating: 5 stars
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Healthy homemade sausage-and-mushroom pizza in the comfort of your backyard? Yes, please. All you need for a Naples-worthy pie is a hot grill, store-bought pizza dough and easy prepared ingredients. Serve with a glass of Chianti.

Tomato, Mozzarella, Peach & Prosciutto Caprese Skewers

These quick and easy caprese skewers are a perfect way to showcase fresh summer ingredients: mild and milky mozzarella complements sweet tomatoes, while the sweet grilled peaches and salty prosciutto add bold flavors that elevate this classic appetizer. If you're entertaining, serve these skewers on an Italian-themed snack board alongside less labor-intensive ingredients such as store-bought grissini, cheese, marinated artichokes and charcuterie.

Grilled Sausage, Peppers & Onions with Herb Vinaigrette

Adding a bright parsley-tarragon vinaigrette brings fresh flair to sausage and peppers. Serve with some crusty bread to sop it all up.
By Adam Dolge

Bone-In Pork Chops with Grilled Peaches & Arugula

This easy grilling recipe sears both the pork and the peaches on the grill. When peaches are not in season, you can make this recipe with pears or apples instead.

Grilled Pork & Vegetables with Fresh Corn Polenta

Fresh-corn polenta is a summery accompaniment to the pork and vegetables here. Ancho chile powder, made from dried ground poblano peppers, adds sweet, mild heat.
By Adam Dolge
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Butterfly, Stuff and Roll Pork

Stuffing a lean pork tenderloin with a delicious filling—such as pesto in these Pesto-Pork Pinwheels—means you get delicious flavor from the inside out.

Grilled Fennel-Rubbed Pork Chops

Toasting and grinding your own spices for a flavorful rub is the quickest, easiest way to build surefire flavor in this easy pork chop recipe.

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Honey-Balsamic Glaze

This lightning-fast side dish produces deliciously sweet Brussels sprouts, thanks to honey that caramelizes and crispy, salty bacon. They're so good your kids will even eat them! If the Brussels sprouts are hard to skewer, consider microwaving them a minute longer and then try skewering again. If you'd like to make this Brussels sprouts recipe vegetarian, simply omit the bacon.