Creamy fish pie in a serving dish with a scoop out

Family meals: Easy fish pie recipe

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves a family of 4 - 6 or makes 6-8 toddler meals

A simple fish pie recipe that’s quick and easy to prepare. Portion into ramekins and freeze for quick toddler meals or cook in a big dish for the perfect family supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving (4)

  • kcal455
  • fat15.7g
  • saturates7.5g
  • carbs50.5g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre5.7g
  • protein27.1g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and halved
    Potato

    Potato

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

  • 400ml milk, plus a splash

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 25g butter, plus a knob
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 25g plain flour
    Flour

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 x pack fish pie mix (cod, salmon, smoked haddock etc, weight around 320g-400g depending on pack size)
  • 1 tsp Dijon or English mustard
  • ½ a 25g pack or a small bunch chives, finely snipped
  • handful frozen sweetcorn
  • handful frozen petits pois
  • handful grated cheddar
    Cheddar

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    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C /gas mark 6.

  2. Put 1kg potatoes, peeled and halved, in a saucepan and pour over enough water to cover them. Bring to the boil and then simmer until tender.

  3. When cooked, drain thoroughly and mash with a splash of milk and a knob of butter. Season with ground black pepper.

  4. Put 25g butter, 25g plain flour and 4 finely sliced spring onions in another pan and heat gently until the butter has melted, stirring regularly. Cook for 1 -2 mins.

  5. Gradually whisk in 400ml milk using a balloon whisk if you have one. Bring to the boil, stirring to avoid any lumps and sticking at the bottom of the pan. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes until thickened.

  6. Take off the heat and stir in 320g-400g mixed fish, 1 tsp Dijon or English mustard, a small bunch of finely snipped chives, handful of sweetcorn and handful of petits pois. Spoon into an ovenproof dish or 6- 8 ramekins.

  7. Spoon the potato on top and sprinkle with a handful of grated cheddar cheese.

  8. Pop in the oven for 20 - 25 mins or until golden and bubbling at the edges. Alternatively, cover and freeze the pie or mini pies for another time.

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FamilyLee
30th Nov, 2018
5.05
This is my kids favourite meal (age 3 and 5)! No changes required, although I usually buy fish from the counter and add raw king prawns. I only add chives in the summer when I can get them from the garden. It doesn't affect the taste much when omitted. I serve these in ramekins for the kids, and individual pie dishes for myself and my husband. I always have enough leftover to freeze an extra two portions in ramekins for the kids.
flyawaykate
20th Nov, 2018
5.05
Great fish pie. Kids cleared their plates. I added a lot more than a handful of peas and sweetcorn and this went down very well. Maybe not every week, due to time taken making it, but probably every two weeks.
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maggiebleksley
2nd Nov, 2018
A great recipe which can be varied a little if not all ingredients are available and will still be just as good. Tonight, I used dill instead of chives, which won't be missed, as there are spring onions in it. I've added sliced mushrooms instead of the peas and sweetcorn, which I'm serving as an accompanying vegetable.
fr0glet
22nd Oct, 2018
I really liked this - I don't have a huge freezer, so I halved the quantities, made two pies and the second is in the fridge for tomorrow. I used frozen mashed potato as well - the quantity of potato they suggest seems huge. I love fish pie, but hadn't made it in ages as I remembered it as being time cosuming and complicated - this was super easy. I'd maybe have liked it a touch creamier/wetter, but I will definitely be making it again.
Biddlybong
22nd Jun, 2018
5.05
Excellent!
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fayfumbs
9th Jun, 2018
5.05
Really tasty pie. Would never have thought to use Dijon mustard, (normally add parsley), but this pie was easy to make will be made again
RMJ
4th May, 2018
5.05
Our of the faves in our family! Yum yum
Djamila Craven
29th Jan, 2018
5.05
Great recipe, I didn't use spring onions or Dijon mustard as I didn't have any, but I'm sure it would have been even nicer. I have added prawns cooked in butter. It was delicious and so easy, thanks!
Lieselwinks
19th Jan, 2018
5.05
Lovely! I didn’t buy fish mix so used smoked haddock, cod and some smoked salmon flakes. Put it all in without cooking. The 25 mins in the oven did the trick. I’ll use more Dijon next time but that’s my only change!
WillowandTeddy
18th Oct, 2017
5.05
This is one of my favorite recipes on BBC its really quick and easy. I add prawns to it and left out the sweetcorn, peas, chives and cheese and served in bowls.

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