Creamy fish pie in a serving dish with a scoop out

Family meals: Easy fish pie recipe

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(226 ratings)

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…

  • 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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18th Nov, 2015
According to the family this was the best fish pie i have made, i didn't have dijon mustard so used grained mustard and just used fresh pollock. Much cheaper, It went down a treat. Will defiantly be making this again
17th Nov, 2015
Very tasty and easy to make. Its the only way I can get my kids to eat fish. Its a new family favourite!
2nd Nov, 2015
I tried this recipe for the first time tonight, I used half cream, half milk, white wine and chopped leeks in the sauce. Cod, smoked haddock and salmon with lots of cheese on the top of sweet potato and potato mash. My husband is wheat intolerant and loved this meal. Will definitely make again.
24th Mar, 2016
That's a great idea, to add wine to the sauce!
22nd Sep, 2015
Lovely dish! I used fresh fish too. It's much easier to gently fry the onion (I used leek) in the butter then take it off the heat and mix in the flour, then add the milk a little at a time, just stir it around and there's no lumps that way. I doubled the mustard too and used red pepper diced and thinly sliced broccoli - any handy veg will do. Parsley is good to season the sauce. Mustard in the mash as well. Recommended.
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16th Sep, 2015
I made this pie with prawns, salmon and sea bass and used parsley instead of chives. I did find it slightly bland though. Would be nice to add something else next time but cannot quite think what
31st Dec, 2015
Mmmn. what could possibly be missing to make this tasty - taking a wild guess i'd say perhaps something like smoked fish rather than bland fish, and perhaps, i know it's radical - how about some chives?
1st Jul, 2015
This dish is a big hit!! Everyone loves it. I used fresh salmon & cod. Didn't have chives and spring onions so I just omitted them, still tastes good. Double up the mustard as recommended
17th May, 2015
This recipe is easy to make and is delicious! Definitely a family favourite!
30th Mar, 2015
Lovely fish pie. Added onion, leek and white wine and also doubled the mustard. Will definitely make again.


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