This Kid-Friendly Fish Pie is Tasty Enough for the Whole Family to Enjoy

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

February 10, 2021

Kid-Friendly Fish Pie recipe

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Are you looking for new easy fish recipes that the kids will also enjoy? This kid-friendly fish pie recipe is the perfect introduction of new flavours that even the littlest of diners will gobble up!

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Introducing fish to your family’s menu brings great benefit – fish is packed with goodness and the aim is to eat it at least 1-2 times per week.

This kid-friendly fish pie features white fish and salmon, making it a deliciously filling dish that will satisfy both adults and kids.

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Kid-Friendly Fish Pie Recipe

Serves: 2 adults + 2 children


  • Splash olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 80g butter
  • 80g plain flour
  • 800ml milk
  • Black pepper to season
  • 4 fillets frozen Donegal Catch Haddock fillets, cut into chunks
  • 2 fillets frozen Donegal Catch Cod or Whiting fillets, cut into chunks
  • 4 fillets frozen Donegal Catch salmon fillets, cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 50g frozen peas
  • 50g frozen sweetcorn

For the mash topping:

  • 900g Maris piper potatoes
  • 60g butter
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • Black pepper, to season


  1. Heat the oil in a pot and fry until the onion starts to soften. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Turn the heat to medium, then add the butter to the pot and heat until melted.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for about 1 minute before slowly whisking in the milk to from a smooth white sauce.
  4. Add the chunks of frozen fish to the sauce, along with the garlic powder, peas and sweetcorn. Give the sauce a good stir, then leave aside.
  5. To make the mash, peel and cut the potatoes into chunks, cover with water, then boil for 10-15 minutes until tender. Drain, then mash with the butter and milk, add the spring onions and season with little black pepper.
  6. Pour the fish mixture into an ovenproof dish, then spoon over the mashed potato topping. Using the back of a fork, fluff up the potato so that it crisps up with baking.
  7. Bake the fish pie for 30 minutes until the top of the potato is golden brown.
  8. Serve with finely chopped parsley and a little extra black pepper sprinkled over.

With thanks to Donegal Catch for this recipe. They are encouraging Irish households across the country to eat more fish by sharing some easy and tasty recipes at for all the family to enjoy.

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Have your say! Would this kid-friendly fish pie tempt your little ones? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: February 10th, 2021 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: March 21st, 2021 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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