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Fish pie with swede & potato topping

Fish pie with swede & potato topping

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(92 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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21st Dec, 2011
Nom nom nom!
20th Nov, 2011
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.
16th Nov, 2011
Fantastic recipe. Looked just like the picture! Everyone enjoyed it. Simple ingredients. Will be a new regular meal for us
26th Oct, 2011
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?
24th Oct, 2011
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..
17th Oct, 2011
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!
4th Oct, 2011
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!!!
22nd Aug, 2011
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!
17th Aug, 2011
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.
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16th Jul, 2011
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,


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