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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10th Mar, 2012
Really lovely and so easy to make. Think I will use sweet potato instead of swede next ime as it has more flavour and kids prefer it.
9th Mar, 2012
I tried this recipe yesterday but I used salmon, smoked and plain haddock and it was gorgeous
19th Feb, 2012
The best fish pie ever..and I've made a few!
7th Feb, 2012
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!!!
6th Feb, 2012
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.
26th Jan, 2012
Very tasty and I added some white wine and spinach...yummy
16th Jan, 2012
Really nice, and easy to cook too! Went down so well with all the family! Defo do it again.
11th Jan, 2012
Used a fish pie mix (cod, smoked haddock and salmon) and added some prawns. Yummy!!!
10th Jan, 2012
Delicious! I used sweet potato, swede and parsnip instead of the potatoes which gave it a lovely flavour and was also a healthier option.
28th Dec, 2011
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.


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