Fish pie with swede & potato topping

Fish pie with swede & potato topping

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(89 ratings)

Ready in about 1¼ hours


Serves 4
Making fish pie can be a palaver - not this one! Reassuringly simple, and ready in just over an hour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy


  • kcal359
  • fat5g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein45g
  • salt1.34g
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  • 500g floury potato, cut into chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 medium swede (weighing about 600g/1lb 5oz), cut into chunks



    A member of the cabbage family, the swede is often confused with the turnip, though they look…

  • 200g tub low-fat soft cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 4 tsp cornflour, blended with 2 tbsp cold water
  • 650g skinless, boneless cod, cut into large chunks



    A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…

  • 100g cooked peeled prawn



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Cook the potatoes and swede in boiling water until tender (about 20 minutes).

  2. Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5/fan 170C.While the potatoes and swede cook, put the soft cheese and stock into a large saucepan and heat gently, stirring with a wooden spoon, until blended and smooth. Now add the blended cornflour and cook until thick.

  3. Stir the fish into the sauce with the prawns and parsley. Season with some pepper.

  4. Tip the mixture into a 1.5 litre/2¾ pint baking dish. Drain the potatoes and swede, mash them well and season with black pepper. Spoon the mash over the fish to cover it completely. Bake for 25-30 minutes until piping hot, then transfer to a hot grill for a few minutes to brown the top. Serve with frozen peas or sweetcorn.

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Comments (130)

sianjohns's picture

The best fish pie ever..and I've made a few!

dutes8080's picture

So easy and absolutely tasty! Can't praise highly enough. only deviation from the recipe was to add some quartered leftover chestnut mushrooms. I will definitely add this to my list of winners!!!

saliangharad's picture

Highly recommended! I used a fish pie mix from the fish counter which was salmon, cod and smoked haddock, and I didn't have cream cheese with garlic and herbs so I added chopped garlic and a jumbo spring onion. Was really yummy and will definately make again.

juicylu's picture

Very tasty and I added some white wine and spinach...yummy

kathiesanghera's picture

Really nice, and easy to cook too! Went down so well with all the family! Defo do it again.

thompson52's picture

Used a fish pie mix (cod, smoked haddock and salmon) and added some prawns. Yummy!!!

joferg's picture

Delicious! I used sweet potato, swede and parsnip instead of the potatoes which gave it a lovely flavour and was also a healthier option.

becstick's picture

Fantastic! Served this on Christmas Eve. I used salmon steaks, cod & prawns, didn't have cornflour so used plain flour which worked but I'm told that you shouldn't use plain if freezing. I added half the ingredients again and the dish served 5 adults who all had second helpings so in my book that is a success. Will make again.

sspink's picture

Fish pie is often bland so this was a lovely suprise. I used full fat cream cheese and added my own herbs and garlic.
My husband even asked for seconds, and he doesn't like fish!!
I would use this sauce again, maybe with chicken and mushrooms.
A very easy recipe with endless possibilities.

melissatowers's picture

Fantastic recipe. Looked just like the picture! Everyone enjoyed it. Simple ingredients. Will be a new regular meal for us

kdwg1308's picture

Made this and loved it. Only thing is there's only two of us so is it ok to freeze half before we cook it?

jojorawlinson's picture

I have just made this recipe for a second time and, instead of using turnip with the potatoes as a mash I used carrots.. Still low-fat and very very tasty..

kirsty4278's picture

Made this with sweet potato and normal potato mash on top and a mixture of salmon and cod inside, also added peas. It was a really tasty quick recipe and will definitely become a regular addition to our dinner menus!

julietulip's picture

I replaced the swede with sweet potato, and added peas and sweetcorn to the fish mix. My 5 year old initially said "Yuk ... I don't like fish pie" .... but once he started eating it, he asked if we can have it again tomorrow!!! A triumph!!!

vcrmchl's picture

So tasty! Used a Tesco fish-pie mix (cod, haddock and salmon cuts, I think), and didn't bother with the cornstarch. Added peas to the pan while coking the fish, and topped the pie with half fat cheddar before popping in the oven. I've been requested to make it again soon!

simdanjoe's picture

I used a cocktail of seafood - salmon, smoked haddok, cod and frozen prawns and mushroom. I also used onion and chilli paper, with mashed potato and sweed. It was a treat for the family, all loved it and will definitely make this again. I will increase the cornflour for next time though.

barnesy's picture

just lovely, i'm not a huge fan of fish but wanted to make something that everyone could eat including my 1 year old grandson, everyone loved it. i used some frozen mixed veg instead of the prawns,

drummers_wife's picture

excellent low fat recipe!!!
used cod, haddock and salmon to make up the 650g of fish + the prawns and was supperb!!
definelty going to be a great meal for my diet plan
thank you for the recipe!!

devine22's picture

Loved this recipe used salmon with peas and sweetcorn and added sweet potato instead of the swede and it was so yummy definitely a winner as my son and husband are not fish lovers as such but this is perfect as it's sort of hidden in the sauce will definitely make again


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