Our best fish pie recipes including a cheesy fish pie, filo pastry fish pie and a fish pie with sweet potato mash.
Fish pie recipes to make a great British classic and we love how many variations you can make. Our best fish pie recipes go from super rich luxury versions with white wine and cream to speedy fish pie recipes, for when time is short, as well as fun, colourful versions to get kids eating their greens.
These fish pie recipes are a great way to hide lots of veg for fussy eaters in a delicious creamy filling, try adding peas, sweetcorn or diced carrot to any of these recipes to boost your 5-a-day intake.
Where to buy fish for a fish pie
Try asking your fishmonger for a fish pie mix, which usually works out a lot cheaper than buying whole fillets as it is all the off cuts of their best fish such as salmon and smoked haddock. Most supermarkets will also do frozen versions of fish pie mix, which are perfect to pop in your pie! You can always supplement this and posh up your pie with a few luxuries like prawns or scallops.
An ideal recipe for when you have big numbers to feed as a lot of the work can be done beforehand, just throw it in the oven when needed and forget about it till it’s cooked and ready to serve. As a one dish dinner, there is also the added bonus of minimal washing up!
We just love this fish pie with sweet potato mash (pictured). This flavour-packed pie is bursting with haddock, pollock and salmon. Topped with a buttery sweet potato mash and finished with some cherry vine tomatoes for a fruity twist which works wonders with the cream sauce.
Best fish pie recipes
This classic fish pie recipe uses delicious smoked haddock to perfume
the sauce and other fish in the dish. By using relatively inexpensive
fish and potatoes you can stretch to feed a lot of people on a budget
with this recipe which serves six.
A luxurious hollandaise sauce is the base for this fantastic version of
fish pie. This delicious version uses lots of tasty ingredients like
asparagus, capers and fresh dill to bring to life the tasty smoked
haddock. Grated potato gratin on top of this creamy, egg rich filling is
a great way to add flavour and crunch and gives you a little change
from the usual mashed potatoes.
Sweet, juicy sweetcorn and salty bacon are a surprise welcome addition
to this fish pie recipe. Not only does it taste fantastic it also counts
towards that five a day! If you are looking for a healthier alternative
then it is very easy to swap the whole milk for semi-skimmed milk and
change the pastry topping for light potato mash.
This delicious cheesy smoked haddock pie is just bursting with flavour. The silky cream sauce and smooth carrot and swede mash makes this fish pie a real treat. This recipe uses only six ingredients and is a cheat's delight.
Wild fish has a lovely meaty texture from swimming longer distances than their farmed counterparts. This pie puts wild salmon in top spot and really makes the most of its delicate flavour and soft flesh. Classic simple additions like zesty lemon and fresh parsley are the perfect balance to oil-rich salmon and meaty king prawns.
If you have never made a fish pie before then this easy step-by-step video recipe could be just what you are looking for. This nifty number is ready in under an hour ready to feed up to six hungry mouths and tums. If you need a dinner in a hurry this can be fully prepared and cooked from cold when needed, just make sure everything is hot through.
This family-friendly fish pie with watercress sauce is a delicious healthy alternative to your usual cream filled pie. It only takes 1hr and 15 mins to prepare and cook and is well worth the wait. Haddock fillets make the bulk of this pie.
We think that once you have tried this unusual crumble top it will become one of those family classics in no time at all. Using ciabatta and parmesan makes a delicious salty, crunchy and rich alternative to the expected potato or pastry topper.
Give yourself something different from the usual potato topping with our filo pastry alternative. The pastry bakes to a wonderful golden crunch, adding butter flavour and a crispy texture. Well renowned for being a tricky pastry we have used shop-bought filo which saves on time and effort and also means that the ingredients for this pie can all be stored in the freezer, ready to defrost in times of fish pie need!
We quite enjoy playing with our food and these mini fish pies give us the perfect excuse. It is a great way of getting the kids to experiment with new flavours and textures and we would suggest prepping all the veg before tea and letting everyone make their own funny face before tucking in.
A perfect answer to a cold evening, this pie is the ultimate in comfort food. Sweet and earthy celeriac mash makes a slightly more sophisticated alternative to the usual potato or pastry and so makes this the perfect dish to serve up for a grown up dinner. For an extra grown-up flavour treat try adding white wine to the sauce.
This quick and easy fish pie is the perfect option for the mid-week rush as it only takes 30 minutes to make from beginning to end. It's packed full of veggies and you can even add more of your own favourites. Salmon and cod are the main fish feature but again feel free to swap in and out your favourites for the ultimate pie.
Get the recipe: Quick and easy fish pie
A real classic that the whole family will love tucking into come Wintertime, why not try Gordon Ramsay's delicious fish pie recipe. Smothered in a rich, creamy homemade sauce, and soft potato topping dusted with cheese, this classic recipe is a real treat.
Get the recipe: Gordan Ramsay's fish pie
You'll never want to use a ready-made sauce or sachet again once you've tried this recipe for a classic salmon fish pie. Our version is topped with sliced new potatoes to give it an elegant and crispy finish. This is a one person serving but can easily be multiplied!
Get the recipe: Salmon fish pie
This gorgeously presented fish pie makes the perfect family meal. Paul Hollywood's Whitby pie uses a bountiful amount of haddock, smoked haddock and prawns to really bring the focus to the fish flavours.
Get the recipe: Paul Hollywood's Whitby fish pie
A delicious and healthy low fat fish pie can be achieved in only 45 minutes with this Slimming World Ocean pie. It uses a mixture of haddock, salmon and prawns to bring a mixture of flavours, textures and colours to the dish. You could even style up the mash topping by adding in butternut squash or carrots for some extra nutrients.
Get the recipe: Slimming World's Ocean pie