Fish pie with swede & potato topping

Fish pie with swede & potato topping

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(93 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
    Two slices of swede



    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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27th Mar, 2013
This recipe was really good went down a treat with my family full marks .
13th Feb, 2013
I made the 'budget' version with a fish pie mix. I thought it was really tasty and easy and will be dfinitly be making this again. Great mid week meal, the second half of the pie is in the freezer for when I don't feel like cooking! Great!
31st Jan, 2013
Have made this three times in 3 weeks. The kids love it and so do we. For even less calories, substitute celeriac and sweet potato for the mashed potato.
19th Jan, 2013
I used frozen fish pie mix to make it cheaper and added extra prawns and leeks which make it a little special. I used extra light cream cheese with garlic and herbs which made it even lower fat/calories and gave the sauce so much flavour. The sauce was thick and stuck to the fish which is what is needed in a fish pie. I also did a mix of sweet potato and white potato for the topping making it different. I made it twice in a week I loved it so much, and once was after work which only took 45mins from start to finish which ain't too bad for a tasty filling dinner.
19th Jan, 2013
Delicious, tasty and very easy to make although I omitted the sweed. Will be making this again
12th Jan, 2013
Absolutely amazing. Can't wait ti taste!
2nd Jan, 2013
Very yummy. Used salmon, cod and smoked salmon and mushroom. Sauce tend to thicken up quite quickly so added water along the way!
11th Dec, 2012
A little bland compared to other fish pies I've made but the children ate it up.
20th Nov, 2012
I've been using this fish pie recipe for a long time now. It's so easy to make and always tasty. I've varied it in different ways, for example I've used the fish pie mixes of fish rather than just cod, and I've changed the type of soft cheese used, last time I tried it with sweet chilli soft cheese which was lovely. I always smash a few cream crackers up mix them with some grated cheese and sprinkle them over the top for extra crunch, yum!
2nd Sep, 2012
Ooops, forgot to say, I used a mixed fish pie pack from Tesco which had haddock, smoked haddock and salmon in it - the smoked fish really adds flavour :)


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