Gluten-Free Fish Pie Recipe

Published on Feb 20, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

17 reviews

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Serves: 6
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This Gluten-Free Fish Pie is about delicate fish, mildly seasoned creamy white sauce, veggies, fluffy mashed potato topping, and a sprinkle of cheese baked until crispy. If you are thinking about comfort food, this fish pie is a must try dish.

close up of sliced fish pie

The easiest way to make gluten-free fish pie.

There are many ways to make fish pie. By poaching the fish first, various crusts, different seafood, the variation of herbs and choices of veggies. I wanted to make this fish pie as simple as possible, and trust me, there is nothing complicated in this recipe. 

Start with making fluffy mashed potatoes. It is essential to use the right potato to keep them fluffy and creamy without lumps. I recommend using russet or Yukon gold. They are perfect for making mashed potatoes, make sure they are tender before whipping them up. I also add a pinch of nutmeg to the potatoes for extra flavour.

For the creamy fish filling, sauté leeks or onions in some butter. Add in garlic, then milk with your herbs. I used a bay leaf, tarragon and clove. Simmer the milk for a few minutes. The herbs infuse the milk with a delicate flavour

For the fish, once the milk is deliciously flavoured with the herbs, add the seafood and cook for three minutes. This poaches the fish. To finish the sauce, combine cream with tapioca flour and dijon mustard. This will give the white sauce perfectly smooth texture. Add remaining ingredients in the creamy sauce and cook just long enough until it starts to thicken about three to five minutes.

When everything is ready, spoon the filling into a deep pie dish or an ovenproof dish of choice and top with the mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese and bake until the potatoes are crispy. Done!

fish pie, gluten free

Most common questions about fish pie

What type of seafood do you use in a fish pie?

You can use any fish, salmon, cod, halibut, seabass, snapper, prawns, shrimp and often some smoked fish like cod. I used two pounds, but you can use between one to two pounds. It depends on how much fish you like to have in the pie. If you have less fish, add more vegetables

What vegetables are used in a fish pie?

Typical vegetable in this British dish is green peas preferably petite peas. Other vegetables are leeks, onions, parsnips, corn, carrots, and celery. This is entirely up to you. I used leeks, petite peas and corn.

close up of fish pie in a pie dish

What to serve with fish pie?

My personal preference is a light salad since the pie already has potatoes and veggies in the filling. Or, add a slice of delicious gluten free crusty bread such as Gluten-Free Homemade Italian Bread.

My recommendation, serve the pie as is, it is hearty and satisfying. You can also check out our  gluten-free cottage pie, or, our most popular Gluten-Free Skillet Chicken Pot Pie.

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soooo good!



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