German-Style Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Meatballs


Oktoberfest is a wonderful time of year, and I made these appetizers to highlight what reminds me of Königsberger Klopse, dressed up with Black Forest speck. If you can't find speck (a German dry cured bacon), prosciutto is the next closest substitute. Feel free to serve with senf (German mustard) und weissbier (wheat beer). Prost!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
36 meatballs


  • 1 ¼ pounds ground turkey

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon Ketchup

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages prosciutto (thin sliced)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, ketchup, garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper in a bowl; mix until well combined. Shape 2 tablespoons of turkey mixture into balls. Wrap each turkey ball with speck. Arrange meatballs on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

48 Calories
3g Fat
1g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 36mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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