Fish pie with swede & potato topping

Fish pie with swede & potato topping

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(88 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 (128)

krazylegs's picture

i have made many different fish pies but found this one when looking for low fat recipes. Its really tasty and the kids love it,i always add 100g of salmon too and have used coley instead of cod as a really cheap alternative

delsh21's picture

Very yummy! I'm so pleased I've found a low fat and easy fish pie recipe that also tastes good :-)

zfacherty's picture

I made this with a couple of packs of Tesco fish pie packs of fresh fish with contain smoked haddock, cod and salmon.
Also added some prawns and peas. Topped with mashed potatoe and parmasan. Delicious, made twice now and will definately be a favourite when we have people over.

lisel1969's picture

Great low fat meal. I always add vegetables to the filling to make it go further

tarsibull's picture

Easy to make and tastes great

eleanormayo's picture

This is really excellent low fat & quick way to make a white sauce, will definitely use this method again. I added leeks to my pie and used cod & prawns. The swede with potato topping made a nice change.

colandol's picture

oops forgot yo rate it

colandol's picture

I made this fish pie for my Grandaughter and Parner and ourselves it was delicious we all loved it will make again so easy.
I put peas in the pie and used sweet potaoe and Maris Piper for the topping

mitchity40's picture

What a result! Usually i'm lucky if i get a grunt from the teenagers in my family but tonight i got a round of applause ( well almost!) Really tasty and filling. Definitely a family favourite now.My advice is give it a go!

rothbury62's picture

brilliant.tasty,really surprised myself! quick and easy to make for somebody who can't cook!

mouldydc's picture

We used this as a base and messed around with it - salmon steaks instead of cod, and spicy sweet potato mash instead of swede.

It was devine!

mushtywoof's picture

I used salmon trimmings as well as the prawns, and didnt have a swede so potato topping only. Kids loved it and asked for 2nds! Tasty fish pie, that you wouldnt know was low fat by the taste.

clairedavies's picture

Excellent! Very easy to make and delicious too.
I made this the day before I needed it for an elderly persons birthday lunch.
I adapted the recipe slightly - i bought a fish pie selection pack fresh from Sainsbury's and added a pack of seafood assortment.

peskypeeza's picture

This is a great recipe and, as Jo points out, genuinely low-fat with only 6.5 WW points!

I have made it a couple of times for entertaining and have been asked for the recipe. I've done it with half smoked fish and half none-smoked fish for a lovely smokey flavour. Also I didn't have any flavoured soft cheese so added my own herbs which worked well.

Also not too long-winded for a week night and you can prepare quite a bit in advance, just do the sauce and assemble on the day.

josp74's picture

A real hit - YUMMY!
Wasn't sure it was going to work out but followed the recipe fully and it was great. The sauce was very tasty and a nice consitency. Nice to have a low fat meal that didn't taste like one - worked out as only 6.5 points on Weight Watchers! My husband who is not a great fish fan also loved it so will do again.

daramckenna's picture

I added creme fraiche instead of half the soft cheese and chucked a load of white wine in there too. For a rare fish cooker I was in complete awe that it turned out so nicely. Definitely a winner for a dinner party :o)

jones130's picture

first time tried this dish very easy to understand recipie, realy enjoyed taste and texture,will now start using other recipies as this was my first time

gem090383's picture

We are not great lovers of fish but really enjoyed this, it had a lovely flavour will definetely make this again! I sprinkled cheese on the top as well which was delicious!

bidmayo's picture

Lovely flavour, little more runny than we would have liked: probably because potatoes & swedes were boiled too long.

zoecruickshank's picture

The tastiest and easiest fish pie ever! My Family loved it!


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