Quick and easy fish pie recipe

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This quick and easy fish pie is made with salmon and cod. This easy fish pie is a great-value filling family meal and tastes delicious too

Quick and easy fish pie
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories517 Kcal26%
Sugar3.2 g4%
Fat26.1 g37%
Saturated Fat10.4 g52%
Salt0.43 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein36.2 g72%
Carbohydrates36.8 g14%
Salt0.43 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This quick and easy fish pie recipe is the perfect mid-week family meal, that’s ready in just 30 minutes.

Quick fish pie is a comforting, creamy dish that’s full of flavour, and topped with mashed potatoes. This easy fish pie recipe uses just seven ingredients, including two different types of fish - salmon and cod -  and it’s ready to go in just four steps. Whether you make this pie with frozen or fresh fish is up to you, just make sure that it’s fully cooked through before serving. Make sure you’re getting your five-a-day in this recipe by adding carrots, butternut squash or sweet potatoes to the mash topping. Sweetcorn and spinach also make great additions to the 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




  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (gas mark 6).
  2. Boil the potatoes for 10-12 mins until tender then drain. Mash with butter and milk and season.
  3. 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.
  4. Transfer to an ovenproof dish and top with the mashed potato. Bake for 10 mins until golden.

Tips for making quick fish pie:

Brush the top of the pie with butter for a crispy, golden finish.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies