Light and Creamy Fish Pie for Summer

July 24, 2017

This light and creamy fish pie is perfect for lazy summer evenings. Make ahead and freeze until you want to eat it.

Fish pie is a traditional British dish. The white fish in  sauce under a topping of mashed potato is the ultimate in comfort food.  Fish pie is an adaptable dish, you can use whatever fish or shellfish you have in. Some recipes add boiled eggs, some recipes use white sauce and some use cheese sauce. Whatever recipe you use you know that you will have a family friendly dish. Fish pie can even be made ahead of time and frozen until you want to eat it.

There are many benefits to eating fish on a regular basis. Fish is low in fat and high in protein as well as providing many vitamins and minerals that benefit the body. It is also quick and easy to cook, perfect for a midweek meal.

Light and Creamy Fish Pie

Cooking in the summer time is always difficult. The weather can be warm and humid which suppresses the appetite. Hot days are perfect for salad but the British summer often comes with rain. Light and creamy fish pie is perfect for days like this. It is warm and comforting but still light enough to eat on a warm day. This large fish pie will feed a family with plenty of leftovers. Take the opportunity to invite some friends for dinner.

Light and creamy fish pie

This creamy fish pie cooks a mixture of white fish and prawns in a sauce of cream and wine for a lighter summery taste. The addition of peas and dill lifts the flavour. A topping of mashed new potatoes with cheese and spring onions adds another dimension to the taste.

Creamy Fish Pie Recipe

Creamy fish pie

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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A light and creamy perfect for a late summer dinner.


  •  500ml vegetable or fish stock
  • 500g haddock fillets
  • 500g pollock fillets
  • 300g prawns
  • 175g frozen peas, defrosted
  • small bunch dill
  • 300ml /½ pt white wine
  • 200ml double cream
  • 1 heaped tbsp cornflour

For the topping

  • 1½ kg new potatoes
  • 5 spring onions
  • 140g cheddar cheese
  • bunch of chives


  1. Add the stock to the pan with the haddock and pollack. Bring to a simmer
  2. Simmer for five minutes then let the fish sit for five minutes
  3. Flake the fish into chunks and place in a large ovenproof dish
  4. Keep the stock
  5. Add the prawns, chopped dill and peas to the dish
  6. Add the wine, cream and left over stock to a pan
  7. Bring to a simmer
  8. Mix the cornflour with some water to form a paste
  9. Whisk into the sauce stirring all the time until it thickens
  10. Add the sauce to the dish with the fish
  11. Boil the potatoes for 15 minutes until soft
  12. Drain and return to the pan
  13. Mash the potatoes
  14. Chop the spring onions and chives and mix into the potatoes
  15. Add to the top of the dish
  16. Grate the cheese and sprinkle over the top
  17. Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.
  18. Cook for 20 -25 minutes until golden

How to freeze the fish pie

Why not pin the recipe for later?

Light and creamy fish pie. Fish cooked in a wine and cream sauce topped with mashed potatoes and spring onions for a summer dinner

For other simple and tasty fish dinners Mediterranean fish stew is simple and easy to make. Home made fish cakes  also make a lovely tasty dinner.

What is your favourite fish recipe? Let me know below.

4 responses to “Light and Creamy Fish Pie for Summer”

  1. Galina V says:

    Your mashed potato topping looks lush! I do love a fish pie, but don’t often cook it. And yours is a posh version, with white wine. 🙂 Just lovely.

  2. Shiney Shoo says:

    This is my twins favourite meal at the moment, they absolutely love fish pie, I am going to try your fish cakes recipe out and see if they love that just as much!..

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