KILN Roasted Bacon & Thyme Stuffed Mushrooms, Creamy Pesto, Parmesan and Spinach.

KILN Roasted Bacon & Thyme Stuffed Mushrooms, Creamy Pesto, Parmesan and Spinach.

Makes 4 entrée servings. 

Stuffed Mushrooms: 

  • 4 x 8cm (about 3.15 inches) flat mushrooms 
  • 150g (5.3 oz) rindless maple bacon 
  • 2 green onions, trimmed and cleaned 
  • 50g (1.8 oz) unsalted butter 
  • 2 tbsp lemon thyme leaves 
  • Freshly cracked pepper and salt to taste 
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil  


Step 1. Trim the mushroom stems so they’re flush with the body.  

Step 2. Place the bacon, mushroom stems, green onions, butter, thyme and the seasoning in a blender or food processor. Blend to form a smooth stuffing. 

Step 3. Gently fill the mushrooms with this mixture, pressing it in well. 

Step 4. Place a heavy skillet/round pan into a preheated KILN and set to high for 5 minutes. Ensure the rotating stone is activated if using the KILN R Series.  Remove the pan, add the oil and place the mushrooms stuffing side down into the hot pan. Place back into the KILN and set to low heat. Allow to cook for 5 minutes, remove and flip the mushrooms over. Place back into the KILN and cook for 3 minutes more. If using the KILN R Series, ensure the rotating stone is active during the cooking process and if using the KILN S Series ensure regular turning. 

Step 5. Set aside and keep warm.   

Creamy Pesto Sauce: 

  • 2 cups (packed) washed basil leaves 
  • 3 garlic cloves 
  • ½ cup (70g or 2.5 oz) roasted pine nuts 
  • ½ cup (50g or 1.8 oz) grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 1.5 cups (360ml) olive oil 
  • ½ cup (120ml) sour cream 
  • Salt flakes and freshly ground pepper to taste  


Step 1. Place the basil leaves into a food processor along with the garlic, toasted pine nuts, Parmesan, sour cream and seasoning. Trickle in the olive oil while running the machine and process quickly until smooth.  

Step 2. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate until needed.  

To Serve: 

  • 4 cups (about 120g or 4.2 oz) baby spinach 
  • ½ cup (about 45g or 1.6 oz) shaved Parmesan 
  • 8 lemon thyme sprigs 


Step 1. Place a tablespoon of the creamy pesto onto a serving plate, add the spinach leaves and shaved parmesan.  

Step 2. Top with a stuffed mushroom and scatter the thyme leaves around the plate. 

*If using the KILN R Series, ensure you deactivate the rotating turntable when inserting and removing dish from the oven*

*If using the KILN S Series, ensure you regularly rotate the dish when cooking, to avoid burning it*

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