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

    po-tate-oh

    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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millimoomoo
10th Dec, 2013
This has become a regular in our house. My 14mth old loves it too. A good way of getting fish into his diet and it freezes well too. I don't add cheese to the sauce, don't think it needs it. But I do use 2 bunches of spring onions to give more flavour. Oh and a really good dollop of mustard in the sauce.
radiance
28th Oct, 2013
No need for cheese or milk or indeed sweetcorn unless you want obese baby with later diabetes and clgged arteries. Easy to make - layer of fish, layer of spinach or other green, sprinkle black pepper and nutmeg followed by plain mash (no milk as babies are like cats they do not have a gut that copes until much older) bung dish in oven for 20 mins. I always made large dish for us and ramekin for baby son who adored this
Julandbas
16th Jun, 2015
What twaddle you speak. Perhaps your child has a slow metabolism and is overweight, and you are sensitive about it. Or perhaps you are overweight and you are projecting on to your own child. Whatever the reason, you don't know your a#% from your elbow when it comes to nutrition.
katiefranklin
18th Oct, 2014
Omg, not sure how old your baby is but babies and toddlers need fat for calories for the massive growth they are doing - its not going to make them obese as part of a balanced diet. You shouldn't restrict their diet like you might your own.
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Nikkinoo69
1st Mar, 2014
A few months since your comment but wondering who advised you against dairy for your baby? Clogged arteries??? Are you serious?
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LavenderLifeUK
11th Aug, 2014
Caroline Hire says that you can give it to your baby once they are weaned. If someone understand that as once the baby DON'T NEED milk anymore then is fine. But why would you say baby, if you mean toddler? Caroline wasn't clear! Cows milk IS NOT good for a baby. To know why, well, then you need to do your own reaserch.
carlyj5689
16th Apr, 2015
on average most babys get weaned at about 6 months, as of 6 months babies can eat anything but honey. And yes this includes cows milk as longb as is cooked in a meal and not drank instead of formula/bm
JoMacedo
9th Feb, 2014
Lol this made me laugh. A healthy varied diet is essential. Unless u want all sorts of calcium dificancys related problems. Including cheese and milk!
cccccccc
2nd Feb, 2014
A bit confused, I thought babies and toddlers need the extra calories from lots of milk and cheese?
nicjk
21st Jul, 2013
There is just a list of ingredients on this page, it doesn't say how to make it? Under method it's just blank.

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