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…

  • 25g butter, plus a knob
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 25g plain flour
    Flour

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    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

    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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S S
2nd Oct, 2019
5.05
This is a favourite in our house. I usually add prawns to the mixture and a bit more cheese than suggested in the recipe. It's easy to make and really delicious.
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Ilyas Jama
28th Sep, 2019
5.05
Amazing food
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Júlia Láng
5th Sep, 2019
i didnt use the given measurements (i only made it for 2), it turned out delicious. added some celery to the sauce
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Brian Buchanan
3rd Sep, 2019
omg you are making me feel bad - 2 of us have polished this off the 2 times I have made this xD We're savages! Anyway - it is delicious - I was happy with all the quantities, taste etc - thanks!
Chere
9th Aug, 2019
5.05
Hubby who is quite a fussy eater, had two portions. It is delicious!!
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Samantha Smith
4th Aug, 2019
5.05
I love this recipe and can get six good portions out of it - I tend to add a little extra spring onion and a double the peas and sweetcorn quantity. I cut the fish pie mix pieces up so they are a bit smaller and more evenly distributed. Reheats in microwave well too.
eastbono
1st Aug, 2019
5.05
My husband made this for us for dinner tonight. He halved the recipe as there are only two of us. This is a fantastic recipe. So tasty. I have had fish pies in restaurants and would say this surpassed them. Is going on our menu list.
Sammylee89
10th Jul, 2019
4.05
This was a really nice and easy recipe, perfect for a quick homemade dinner after work. My rue was a little bit too thick and quite stodgy so would definitely try to make it a bit thinner next time :)
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Christina Pycock
7th Jun, 2019
5.05
I followed the recipe exactly how it was explained and it came out great! Very pleased
RichieBoo
8th May, 2019
5.05
This was an absolutely triumph!! Tasty and a flavoursome aftertaste!

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msmum
22nd Jan, 2014
Made this for baby tonight just wondering if it can be heated from frozen or does it need to be thawed first? Many thanks
denno42
21st Sep, 2013
I have never seen a reply to ANY questions asked on this site. Why? Several times I have been reluctant to try some recipes as I have wanted to see the answer to some questions.
maz4star
29th Aug, 2013
When freezing, do you need to put in the oven for 20-25mins first or do you freeze the raw fish with the cooked potato on top?
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goodfoodteam
29th Jan, 2014
Hi there, thanks for your question. To freeze the pie, follow the recipe until you have spooned the potato on top, then cool, wrap, freeze and defrost at room temperature before cooking as per stated in the recipe. Hope you enjoyed the pie. BBC Good Food team
burrowsa
11th Apr, 2017
I often make this recipe as individual pies and cook them before cooling, wrapping and freezing and which then only require defrosting and re-heating: my son at university is often pressed for time and has been known to defrost and re-heat them in a microwave!
nicjk
21st Jul, 2013
There is no method on this page, just the list of ingredients? Where does it tell you how to make it? Under method it just says bbcgoodfoodguide. Help! I want to make it tonight.
agskell
17th Jul, 2013
Looks good and I am looking for something for my baby. I am a beginner cook and no common sense in this area at all. Can someone let me know what to do with fish as the recipe does not specify? Many thanks

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