Fish pie

(338 ratings)
Fish pie recipe
Fish pie recipe
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Fish pie is a traditional recipe that's comforting and nutritious, made with white fish and smoked haddock. A guaranteed hit with the whole family! This easy fish pie recipe is the ultimate comfort food and itís perfect served with green beans or garden peas for an extra dose of vitamin-packed veg. A guaranteed hit with the whole family! This classic fish pie will take around 1hr and 20 mins to make and cook and is well worth the wait. This family-sized fish pie serves 6 people, so itís sure to become a family favourite. The best part of this mash-topped fish pie is the creamy, rich filling. White fish fillet and smoked haddock make a delicious combination in this pie. This fish pie is one of our top-rated recipes. Our user Jay says: 'It's excellent and have made it several times.' What do you think? Did you add something to our fish pie recipe to make it extra special? We always want to hear your twists on our dishes so leave us a comment to let us know how you made this recipe work for your family.


  • 1.8kg cubed potatoes
  • 75g low fat spread
  • 50g plain flour
  • 575ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • Ĺ small onion
  • 450g white fish fillet
  • 225g smoked haddock

Unsure what white fish to ask for? Pollack, cod and haddock all work well in this pie.


  1. Put the potatoes in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins. Drain and mash with 25g of the low fat spread.
  2. Put the milk in a large pan with the bay leaf, peppercorns and onion. Slowly bring to the boil and remove from heat. Remove and discard bay leaf, peppercorns and onion.
  3. Put 50g low fat spread in a large pan and heat gently until melted. Add 50g plain flour and cook gently for 1 to 2 mins, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and gradually whisk in reserved milk. Return to the heat and bring to the boil, whisking constantly until thickened.
  4. Put the fish, skinned and cut into large chunks, in the base of an oven-proof dish, pour over the sauce and spoon the mashed potato over the top. Bake in a preheated oven at 190įC (gas mark 5) for 25 mins until potato is golden. Serve the fish pie immediately.
Wine match: This dish has great texture and a strong, smoked fish flavour which needs a broader style of wine like Gallo Family Vineyards Chardonnay. The oak in the wine makes it taste slightly smoky which will sit nicely your palate. Food and wine matching by Sylvain Removille, wine ambassador for Gallo Family Vineyards.

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 408(kcal)
  • Fat 8.0g
  • Saturates 2.5g
  • Sugars 7.0g
  • Salt 1.2g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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I always add prawns to mine and cheese on and in the mash. I will try adding boiled eggs and leeks as has been suggested.

Rebecca Mercer

I've just made this pie it was delicious, I used a fish pie mix, which only contained 390g of fish a mixture of cod, salmon and smoked haddock, i added a few prawns too I also just used some onion granuals, pepper and herbs to the milk rather than what is mentioned in the recipe. I added a bit of cheese to the white sauce, a bit in the mash and topped with cheese, my 10 month old has just wolfed a portion down so must be good.

Alexa Lexi Davies

I do like semi-soft hard boiled eggs in my fish pies & cheese not just on top of the mashed potatoes but a cheesy mash topping & cheese in the sauce or it can lacking flavour as i just use white fish, hake, as it's only me that likes smoked fish but not all of my family.

Jolene goodtoknow Editor

did you know... this fish pie is our top-rated recipe on the whole of goodtoknow!


Used cod and salmon, it was so good, a lot of washing uo involved but worth it, delicious, thank you


This wasn't very good. Not enough flavour. Next time I will add some herbs to the sauce and probably the mash too.

I know this may seem a bit wierd to ask but its for a project i am working on.... Does anyone know how much fibre is in it?

jay Davidson

excellent especially with added prawns and grated cheese on potatoes, Made it several times and keep being asked for it again!


Mines looking kinda nice mmmmmm carnt wait to try, wish id thought of the spinked cheese bit mmmmmmmm oh welll will have to try another with cheese and maybe the spinach mmmmmm happy eating all


Wahay!! Managed to get my hubby to eat fish with this dish..lovely with grated cheese sprinkled on the top.

Bob from notts

Excellent recipie, as well as spinach try adding a handfull of cooked prawns with the fish yum!!

alexander nott

i just love to cook, to sit down with a cup of tea and read over your marvoulous recpies is my ideal day. these recipies give me inspiration to cook wonderrful meals and always make me strive to do my best. thanks for your constant fresh and healthy ideas much appreciated alexander


Seems nice and easy. Wanted to try a nice simple, but satisfying dish. Looking forward to it.


thats a good recipe


can you freeze this

winifred grace

Just wanted to see if the fish pie was like the one I make. I always put some leaks or Sinach in with the fish.

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