Quick and easy fish pie recipe

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  • Gluten-free
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 517 kCal 26%
Fat 26.1g 37%
  -  Saturates 10.4g 52%
Carbohydrates 36.8g 26%
  -  of which Sugars 3.2g 4%
Protein 36.2g 72%
Salt 0.43g 7%
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  • An easy fish pie is the perfect warming mid-week meal for the whole family, especially when it's as quick to make as ours.

    This quick and easy fish pie is made with salmon and cod. Along with peas and crème fraiche, this pie is topped with mash and is a great-value filling family meal. This recipe serves 4 people and takes about 30 mins to whip up. The mash is light and creamy on top.

    If you’re serving for kids and want to sneak some more veggies into the their diets why not add carrots, butternut squash or sweet potato to the mash topping. You could also add other veggies into the filling too like sweetcorn or spinach.

    This easy fish pie can also be made with a packet of mixed fish instead of salmon and cod fillets – just use the same quantities.

    Quick and easy fish pie


    • 750g potatoes, e.g. King Edwards, cut into large chunks
    • Knob of butter
    • 3tbsp milk
    • 2 salmon fillets (approx. 350g) cubed
    • 250g cod fillet, cubed
    • 100g peas
    • 200g crème fraiche


    • Preheat the oven to 200ºC (gas mark 6).

    • Boil the potatoes for 10-12 mins until tender then drain. Mash with butter and milk and season.

    • Cook the salmon and cod in a pan of boiling water for 5 mins then drain and return to the pan. Add the peas, chives, crème fraiche and seasoning and cook gently for 2-3 mins.

    • Transfer to an ovenproof dish and top with the mashed potato. Bake for 10 mins until golden.

    Top tip for making Quick and easy fish pie

    If you can't buy cod and salmon seperately, buy a packet of mixed fish instead.

    Why is my fish pie watery?

    If your fish pie is a little watery we’d recommend using fresh fish next time as frozen fish often contains more water when frozen. This means that any excess water in the frozen fish will be added to your pie making the sauce thinner and watery. It’s worth blotting your fish as well before adding to the mix - fresh or frozen. Blotting with a piece of kitchen paper or tea towel will take away any unwanted liquid.

    What do you serve with fish pie?

    If you’re wondering what to serve with your fish pie then opt for something simple as a fish pie itself is a very filling dish. We’d recommend fresh greens like tenderstem broccoli, green beans, spinach or runner beans. If your pie is topped with mash you could serve with a cheeky drizzle of gravy if you don’t mind the fish sauce and gravy mixing together. Or if your pie is topped with pastry, you could whip up some mash to serve alongside it too.

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