Cheat’s Fish Pie Recipe

Cheat’s fish pie

  • serves 1
  • A little effort

Fish pie is one of the ultimate comfort foods but can take a bit of time to make. If there's only you, try our cheat's version that's ready in just 20 minutes - perfect for a midweek pick-me-up.


Try this cheat’s fish pie then also check out our classic fish piehealthy fish piefish pie lasagne and more fish pie recipes.



  • half-fat crème fraîche 4 tbsp
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp
  • spinach 100g, chopped
  • frozen peas 50g, defrosted
  • smoked mackerel 1 large fillet, torn into chunks
  • mashed potato 150g
  • butter


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the crème fraîche and mustard in a pan and heat gently. Add the spinach, and stir until it wilts, then stir in the peas and mackerel. Tip into a heatproof dish and top with the mash. Rough up the surface, then dot with butter and bake for 10 minutes until golden and bubbling. Slide under a medium grill for a few minutes extra to get a crispier golden top.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 694
  • Fat 48.3g
  • Saturates 16.8g
  • Carbs 31.3g
  • Fibre 8.4g
  • Protein 29.4g
  • Salt 3.1g