Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • Serves 2
  • 287KCAL

You can’t say no to this easy, cheesy recipe! These slimming-friendly skewers are marinated in a garlicky, herby sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan. They take no time to cook in the air fryer, so they’re ideal for a speedy midweek meal.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories287
  • Carbs0.5g
  • Protein44g
  • Fat12g
  • Saturates5.4g
  • Sugars0g

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If you’re always looking for more ideas of what to cook in your air fryer, you’re going to love this recipe! Our Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers are super easy to make and versatile enough to serve up in a whole host of different ways. Try dishing them up with rice, chips, couscous or a nice fresh salad. 

These only take 10 minutes in the air fryer, but we’d really recommend prepping them the night before you want to enjoy them – leaving the pork to sit in that garlicky, herby marinade overnight is when the magic happens! The meat will lock in all that flavour, so it stays really juicy when it’s cooked in the air fryer. 

These come out of the air fryer so lovely and golden brown. Add a side salad and tuck in – you’d never think these could be so slimming-friendly!

Don’t have an air fryer? You can also make this recipe in the oven

What diets are these Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers suitable for

This Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers recipe is suitable for anyone following a gluten free diet. 

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, please be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers?

Nope! One of our favourite things about this recipe is how simple it is. Everything you need should be easy to find in your usual supermarket. 

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You’ll need an air fryer if you don’t already have one! There are plenty of budget friendly models available, like this family-sized Tower air fryer from Amazon. 

A pack of bamboo skewers will come in handy time and time again. Just don’t forget to soak them in water before cooking. 

How many calories are in these Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers?

This Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers is included in our Everyday Light category because it contains just 287 calories per portion. For more delicious dishes all under 400 calories, take a look at other Everyday Light recipes!

This Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers recipe is ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the air fryer to 190ºC.

Step 2

In a bowl, combine the mixed herbs, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, garlic granules and a little salt and pepper. Add the pork to the bowl and toss to coat.

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Step 3

Thread the diced pork onto 4 skewers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle over half the Parmesan and use the pork on the skewers to dab onto any of the excess Parmesan on the tray.

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Step 4

Pop the skewers into the air fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes. Remove from the air fryer and sprinkle over the remaining Parmesan cheese, again dabbing the skewers into any of the excess Parmesan on the tray. Cook for another 4 minutes.

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Step 5

Remove from the air fryer and serve with your choice of accompaniment.

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What could I serve with these Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers?

Whatever you like! Try rice, couscous, chips or keep it simple with a fresh green salad. We like serving ours with any of the following salad recipes:

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How do you know when Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers are cooked?

You should cook these Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers until the pork is cooked all the way through. This will take around 10 minutes in the air fryer. 

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers in the fridge

Once you’ve served this recipe, you’ll ideally need to eat it within 4 hours

You can store any leftover Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers in the fridge for around 3 days. Make sure that you allow them to cool before putting them in a container with a lid and chilling them in the refrigerator. 

Can I freeze Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers?

From chilled: Place in a microwavable container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost in the fridge overnight and reheat from chilled. 

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Air Fryer Parmesan Pork Skewers

You can’t say no to this easy, cheesy recipe! These slimming-friendly skewers are marinated in a garlicky, herby sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan. They take no time to cook in the air fryer, so they’re ideal for a speedy midweek meal.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 287
  • Carbs 0.5G

Ingredients

  • 350 g diced pork, any visible fat removed
  • 30 g Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp garlic granules
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • low-calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 190ºC.
  2. In a bowl, combine the mixed herbs, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, garlic granules and a little salt and pepper. Add the pork to the bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Thread the diced pork onto 4 skewers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle over half the Parmesan and use the pork on the skewers to dab onto any of the excess Parmesan on the tray.
  4. Pop the skewers into the air fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes. Remove from the air fryer and sprinkle over the remaining Parmesan cheese, again dabbing the skewers into any of the excess Parmesan on the tray. Cook for another 4 minutes.
  5. Remove from the air fryer and serve with your choice of accompaniment.

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Recipe notes

Tip: If you are using bamboo skewers, be sure to soak in water before cooking to stop them from burning.

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