3 Healthy Fish Pie Recipes to Make All Year Round! | Mindful Chef


Fish pie is a healthy British cuisine, which is often referred to as ‘fisherman’s pie’. Inside the delicious pie is a selection of fish, traditionally white, smoked is used to provide additional flavours. The meat is then combined with a white or cheese sauce and layered with mashed potato. Discover our selection of fish pies to make your mouth water and leave you wanting second helpings. For those who don’t eat fish, we have included a vegan recipe so not to miss out!

What to Serve with Fish Pie

Fish pie is a British cuisine staple, much like the hearty shepherd’s pie. It’s a healthy fish recipe you can create in bulk and freeze to serve when you like. Finding the perfect accompaniment isn’t hard as there are numerous choices to take your fancy. A classic addition to this dish is a side of peas or other vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus or green beans. Discover what else you can partner with this family favourite meal:

  • Sweet potato fries
  • Carrots
  • Sautéed spinach
  • Garden salad
  • Cauliflower
  • Minted peas
  • Baked tomatoes

Creamy Fish Pie with Crispy Topping

Our creamy fish pie with crispy topping is a family favourite that everyone enjoys. Incorporating sustainably sourced fish with golden leeks in a cashew cream, we top the pie with mashed potato sprinkled with cashew parmesan. To finish this easy recipe in 45 minutes, serve with a helping of green beans.  

  • Cook time: 45 mins
  • Allergens: Celery, Fish, Mustard, Nuts
  • Cuisine: British
  • Key ingredient: Flaky sustainably sourced fish

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 496
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 48g
  • Fat: 18g

The healthy recipe provided is an ideal portion for a family of four, to enjoy all year round. If you want to be inspired by different cultures’ food, we have a wide selection to choose from. Discover our Indian cuisines, Italian cuisines, Mexican cuisines and more! 

Why We Love This Healthy Fish Pie Recipe

Fish is packed full of essential omega-3 fatty acids which your body needs to function efficiently. Other vital vitamins and minerals found in fish include: B vitamins, vitamin D and potassium. Eating food which contains these vitamins not only contribute to a healthy balanced diet, but they are essential to your wider health. Incorporating fish into your diet is easy, especially when you try our easy fish pie recipes.


To create this healthy fish pie recipe, you will need: 

  • 200ml cashew cream (Nuts)
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 520g fish pie selection (Fish)
  • 1 leek
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard (Mustard)
  • 4 large white potato
  • 80g baby spinach
  • 1 vegetable stock cube (Celery)
  • 20g cashew parm cheez (Nuts)
  • 300g peas

Easy Fish Pie Instructions

Our fish pie recipe takes six simple steps: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C / fan 200C / gas mark 7. Boil a kettle. Dice the potatoes into small cubes, place in a saucepan and cover with lightly salted boiling water. Simmer for 20 mins, then drain and mash with sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the leek into half-moons. Heat a large frying pan with 4 tsp oil on a medium-high heat. Add the leek and cook for 5 mins, until softening.
  3. In a jug, mix the cornflour with 1 tbsp cold water. Add the stock cube and 125ml boiling water; mix to dissolve. Add the cream, stock, mustard and spinach to the softened leek; stir to wilt the spinach. Gently stir in the fish and simmer for 5-7 mins.
  4. Zest the lemon, then cut into 6 wedges. Add 2 tsp zest and the juice from 1 lemon wedge to the pie filling. Transfer the mixture to an ovenproof dish. Top with the mash and cheez. Bake for 15 mins, until golden.
  5. Half-fill a large saucepan with boiling water, then add the peas. Boil for 1-2 mins, then drain.
  6. Serve the fish pie with the peas and remaining lemon wedges.

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Vegan ‘Fish’ Pie

Experience our vegan ‘fish’ pie recipe, which combines the soft and flaky texture of banana blossom, with spinach and a scattering of dulse seaweed. This flavour assa a sea-fresh character. To serve, top the pie with thin potato slices and a side of green beans. 

  • Cook time: 45 mins
  • Allergens: Mustard, Nuts
  • Cuisine: British
  • Key ingredient: Versatile banana blossom

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 500
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 58g
  • Fat: 25g

The fusion of flavours make this easy vegan recipe a pleasure to consume all year round. Serving sizes of this dish are perfect for a couple or an individual who can use the leftovers for the following day’s lunch. However many of you are dining, this fish dish serves some essential nutrients within a filling portion.

Why We Love This Vegan Fish Pie Recipe

Banana blossom, or banana heart as it is also known as, is filled with essential vitamins and minerals to help the body function. This includes calcium, magnesium and iron. When living a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, you need to ensure you still receive the vitamins that others would gain when eating meat. Banana blossoms have a rich source of iron, which could help your body fight tiredness and fatigue, which are often associated with anaemia. Try banana blossoms in your next vegan fish pie!


A filling fish pie recipe has never been easier. For a dish the whole family will enjoy you will need: 

  • 200ml cashew cream (Nuts)
  • 1 tbsp dulse seaweed flakes
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 180g green beans
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard (Mustard)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 large white potato
  • 1 shallot
  • 80g baby spinach
  • 400g banana blossom

Easy Fish Pie Instructions

In six steps you will have made this hearty fish pie recipe with a Mindful Chef twist. To start, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C / fan 200C / gas mark 7. Thinly slice the potatoes, add to a bowl with 1 tbsp oil, and season with sea salt and black pepper. Meanwhile, thinly slice the shallot. Finely chop or crush the garlic. Drain the banana blossom and thinly slice, discarding the husk. Quarter the lemon.
  2. Heat a large pan with 1 tbsp oil on a medium heat. Cook the shallot for 3 mins, until softening. Add the garlic and cook for 2 mins, then stir in the banana blossom and seaweed. Cook for a further minute.
  3. Add the cashew cream, mustard, nutritional yeast, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and the spinach. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  4. Pour the pie mix into an ovenproof dish. Fan the sliced potatoes around, then place in the oven for 30-35 mins, until golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, boil a kettle. Trim the beans, add to a pan of salted boiling water and cook for 6 mins.
  6. Serve the pie with the beans and lemon wedges.

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Coconut Fish Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

Our coconut fish pie with sweet potato mash has all the decadence of a classic fish pie, but with a Mindful Chef twist. In this recipe we use sustainably sourced fish, replace heavy cream with creamed coconut, and make our airy mash from vitamin A-rich sweet potatoes.  

  • Cook time: 35 mins
  • Allergens: Fish, Mustard, Sulphites
  • Cuisine: British
  • Key ingredient: Flaky sustainably sourced fish

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 631
  • Protein: 36g
  • Carbs: 55g
  • Fat: 30g

Simple to prepare and cook, this fish pie recipe will take you just over 30 minutes and provides a filling option for two people.

Why We Love This Easy Fish Pie Recipe

Sweet potatoes are a global root vegetable that has a variety of health benefits. By incorporating this vegetable into your balanced diet, they can provide a source of fibre, vitamins and minerals. The benefit of having fibre in your diet is to promote good bacteria to grow which can contribute to a healthy gut.


Provide a healthy fish dish everyone can enjoy with these ingredients:

  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 60g creamed coconut (Sulphites)
  • 2 x 150g fish pie selection (Fish)
  • 1 leek
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard (Mustard)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 40g baby spinach
  • 300g sweet potato
  • 90g green beans


Creating this easy fish dish can be done in just over five steps. Try it for yourself by following our instructions: 

  1. Boil a kettle. Remove the creamed coconut from the sachet and dissolve in a jug with 150ml boiling water. Peel the potato and chop into 2cm pieces. Trim the beans. Thinly slice the leek, removing the root end. Roughly chop the parsley.
  2. Place the potato in a saucepan, cover with boiling water and add a pinch of sea salt. Simmer for 5 mins, then add the beans and simmer for a further 5 mins. Heat a medium pan with 2 tsp oil on a medium heat, then fry the leek for 5 mins.
  3. Pour 1 tbsp creamed coconut into a bowl and mix with the cornflour to form a smooth paste. Add the remaining creamed coconut to the leeks along with the cornflour mix, paprika and mustard. Simmer gently for 5 mins, until the sauce thickens. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high. Stir the fish and spinach into the leeks. Place a lid on the pan and simmer for a further 5 mins, until the fish is cooked through. Stir in half the parsley; season with sea salt and black pepper.
  4. Drain the beans and potato. Set aside the beans and keep warm. Mash the potato.
  5. Transfer the fish pie mix to an ovenproof dish. Spoon over the mash. Place under the grill for 5 mins.
  6. Serve the fish pie with the beans. Scatter over the remaining parsley.

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