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


  • 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…

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

  • 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



    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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hajranadeem's picture
7th Jan, 2020
I had to read the recipe about 10 times myself before I saw it!! Lol
23rd Nov, 2019
Step 6
S S's picture
2nd Oct, 2019
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
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's picture
9th Aug, 2019
Hubby who is quite a fussy eater, had two portions. It is delicious!!
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Samantha Smith
4th Aug, 2019
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.
1st Aug, 2019
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.
10th Jul, 2019
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 :)


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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