Fish pie

Serves 4. Preparation 15 minutes. Cooking 50 minutes. With thanks to NHS Choices for contributing this recipe.


  • Potatoes suitable for mashing, such as Maris Piper or King Edward (700g/1lb 8oz), peeled and diced
  • 4 fillets of haddock, any white fish or salmon
  • Semi-skimmed milk (425ml/¾ pint)
  • Butter (25g/1oz)
  • Flour (25g/1oz)
  • Strong, hard cheese, such as parmesan or aged cheddar (25g/1oz)
  • Broccoli (320g/1 oz)


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6.
  2. Boil the potatoes in a large saucepan for about 10–15 minutes until they’re soft. Drain them and mash with a little milk.
  3. To make the sauce, mix the milk, butter and flour in a small saucepan and warm over a medium heat. Stir continuously until the sauce starts to bubble and thicken.
  4. Pour the sauce over chunks of fish in an ovenproof dish, then top with mashed potato and sprinkle the cheese over the top.
  5. Bake in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Serve with broccoli.


Suitable for:

  • people with a dry or sore mouth
  • people with problems chewing.

Nutritional information

Energy 388kcal; Protein 35g; Total fat 10g (of which saturates 6g) Carbohydrate 40g; Fibre 4g.