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


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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  • 1kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and halved



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

  • 400ml milk, plus a splash



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

  • 25g butter, plus a knob



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

  • 25g plain flour



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

  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

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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



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


  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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LavenderLifeUK's picture
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.
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
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!
2nd Feb, 2014
A bit confused, I thought babies and toddlers need the extra calories from lots of milk and cheese?
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.
21st Jul, 2013
I'm finding the same thing which is seriously annoying because I bought all of the ingredients but now can't see anything under 'method'. Can anyone tell me how to fix this it's useless??
17th Jul, 2013
I struggle to fry an egg at times but i found this recipe to be easy to follow and the result was absolutely delicious!
23rd Jun, 2013
Excellent quick & easy.. I added a bag of raw king prawns and some cheese into the sauce for added flavour. A real hit. Thx
28th Apr, 2013
you never said what size of dish to use
21st Mar, 2013
This is the first ever fish pie I have made and it was fantastic everyone loved it. The only thing I changed is I used a onion as didn't have spring onions. I used a good amount of mature cheddar cheese on top as family love that. Very happy I gave it a go and will be making it again :)


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