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How to make easy fish pie with cheesy mashed potato topping

Easy Fish Pie with Crunchy Cheese Topping

The easiest Fish Pie recipe with delicious cheesy mash topping. A really simple sauce, no pre-cooking the fish, just assemble for the ultimate comfort food.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 345 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes

Ingredients

  • 520 g Fresh fish pie mix (cod, salmon and smoked haddock) (2 x 260g Packs) See Note 1.
  • 175 g Cooked prawns

For the topping:

  • 1.25 kg Potatoes Peeled and cut into chunks.
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100 g Cheddar cheese Grated.
  • 50 g Panko breadcrumbs

For the sauce:

  • 400 ml Milk Full fat or semi-skim.
  • 30 g Cornflour Cornstarch if you're in USA.
  • 10 g Fresh chives Finely chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.

  2. Put your potatoes, with a sprinkle of salt, in a pan of boiling water and cook for 10 minutes or until a knife slides in easily.

To make the sauce:

  1. While the potatoes are cooking, put the cornflour into a mug and mix with a small amount of the measured milk until it forms a paste.

  2. Put the remaining milk into a sauce pan over a medium heat. Pour in the cornflour 'slurry' and whisk the sauce until it thickens and is smooth.

  3. Add the chives and plenty of salt and pepper.

To make the pie:

  1. Put the raw fish pie mix and prawns into the bottom of a large dish. Pour over the sauce.

  2. Mash the cooked and drained potatoes in the saucepan and add the butter and salt and peppers. Spread over the top of the dish and sauce.

  3. Sprinkle over the cheese and breadcrumbs.

  4. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until the top is crispy and golden and the fish is cooked through.

Recipe Notes

Note 1 - Fish Pie Mix

In the UK these packs are sold in supermarket and are usually a mix of cubes of cod, salmon and some smoked haddock. 

The same weight of similar fish in cubes is fine. Try to include some smoked fish for flavour.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Fish Pie with Crunchy Cheese Topping
Amount per Serving
Calories
345
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
155
mg
52
%
Sodium
 
509
mg
22
%
Potassium
 
599
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
31
g
62
%
Vitamin A
 
641
IU
13
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
275
mg
28
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.