Family-Friendly Fish Finger Pie with Creamy Mash

Finished Fish Finger Pie

This cheap and easy Fish Finger Pie with Creamy Mash is a delightful twist on classic British favourites, combining the beloved fish finger with a deliciously creamy mashed potato topping.

A recipe that is not only simple to prepare but is also packed with flavours that will please both adults and children alike.

Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or a satisfying weekend treat, this recipe is sure to become a new staple in your kitchen. Let’s dive into the recipe and get cooking…


To make 4 servings

  • 12 Fish Fingers
  • 4-5 medium potatoes
  • Two tins baked beans
  • Grated cheese
  • Milk, butter or cream (optional)For creamy mash
  • BBQ,hot or worcestershire Sauce (optional)

How to make Fish Finger Pie:

  1. Cook the fish fingers per pack instructions
  2. In the meantime, peel and dice up the potatoes into small cubes.
  3. Boil the potatoes over the hob until soft, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Drain and return potatoes to the pan and mash. Optionally add a splash of milk, a knob of butter or some fresh cream for extra creamy mash.
  5. Place the fish fingers in an oven-proof fish and top with the beans. Optionally stir in some BBQ, hot or Worcestershire sauce to the beans.
  6. Sprinkle over a handful of grated cheese.
  7. Top with the mash and sprinkle over some more cheese.
  8. Bake at 200 degrees/180 degrees fan for 20-30 minutes until golden and crispy.
  9. Serve with some greens or salad.

Ingredient swaps

  • Sweet Potatoes: Use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes for a different flavour and added nutrients.
  • Vegetarian Option: Replace fish fingers with vegetarian or vegan fish-free fingers available at most supermarkets.
  • Different Cheeses: Experiment with various cheeses such as cheddar, mozzarella, or a smoked cheese for a different taste.

Finished Fish Finger Pie

Recipe Tweaks

  • Spice it Up: Add a pinch of paprika, cayenne pepper, or chilli flakes to the beans or mash for a kick of heat in your fish finger pie.
  • Garlic Mash: Roast a few garlic cloves and mash them into the potatoes for a rich, garlicky flavour.
  • Crispy Topping: Mix the final layer of cheese with breadcrumbs and a drizzle of olive oil for a crunchier topping.