Fish pie mac ’n’ cheese in a casserole dish

Fish pie mac ’n’ cheese

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 6 (or 4 adults and 4 children)

Combine fish pie with mac 'n' cheese to make this crowd-pleasing dinner. The dish freezes well, so you can make ahead if you like for busy weeknights

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving (6)

  • kcal504
  • fat22g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre5g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 650ml milk

    Milk

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

  • 40g plain flour
  • 40g butter
    Butter

    Butter

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

  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 150g mature cheddar, grated
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

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

  • 180g frozen peas
    Peas

    Peas

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    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • handful of parsley, chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

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    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 300g macaroni
  • 300g fish pie mix (smoked fish, white fish and salmon)
  • green salad, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Pour the milk into a large pan and add the flour and butter. Set over a medium heat and whisk continuously until you have a smooth, thick white sauce. Remove from the heat, add the mustard, most of the cheese (save a handful for the top), peas and parsley.

  2. Meanwhile, boil the pasta in a large pan of water following pack instructions until just cooked. Drain.

  3. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Tip the pasta into the sauce and add half the fish, stir everything together then tip into a large baking dish. Top with the rest of the fish, pushing it into the pasta a little, then scatter with the remaining cheese. Bake for 30 mins until golden, then serve with salad, if you like. Can be chilled and eaten within three days or frozen for up to a month. Defrost in the fridge, then reheat in a microwave or oven until piping hot.

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