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Fish Pie

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Low Fat Fish Pie

Low Fat Fish Pie

Fiona Haynes
This creamy and delicious fish pie topped with fluffy mashed potatoes neither looks nor tastes low fat. It's comfort food at its best, and highly nutritious, too. Serve with your favorite vegetables.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water or nonfat milk
  • 1 pound cod fillet, cut into four pieces
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup frozen sweet corn
  • .
  • For the Topping:
  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup non fat milk
  • 1 tbsp light butter


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes, reduce heat to medium and cook potatoes until tender—about 15-20 minutes.

While potatoes are cooking, bring 1 cup of nonfat milk to a simmer in a medium skillet. Add onion, and season with pepper. Gently place fish in skillet and cook on low-medium heat until fish flakes easily with a fork—about 10 minutes.

Remove fish from skillet and place in an 8 x 8 baking dish. Cut into small chunks. Sprinkle parsley, peas and sweet corn over the fish.

Dissolve 1 tbsp cornstarch in 1/4 cup milk and add to skillet. Stir and cook on low heat until thickened. Pour sauce over fish and vegetables.

Drain water from potatoes, add milk and butter, then mash until smooth. Spread mashed potato on top of the fish, and use a fork to fluff the potato.

Bake for 15 minutes until the top browns slightly and the filling bubbles.

Serves 6

Per Serving: Calories 240, Calories from Fat 16, Total Fat 2g (Sat 0.7g), Cholesterol 31mg, Sodium 131mg, Carbohydrate 35.6g, Fiber 5.4g, Protein 20.5

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 5 out of 5
Two times a winner, Member Barbara_Harney

I have made this recipe twice, and both times were a great success. The first time, I followed the recipe with two small exceptions: (1) before adding the milk to the skillet, I sprayed the skillet with Pam and sauted the onion and fish first; and (2) I added one carrot cut into matchsticks. The second time, I decided to substitute tuna for the cod and it was a wonderful reminder ot the tuna pot pies I loved as a child. I will definitely continue to use this recipe, trying a variety of fish.

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