This recipe can be made as one big pie if you like but by making little ones you can freeze portions easily and make different versions to allow for gluten and/or dairy allergies and intolerances. It’s another great recipe to get the kids eating fish and it can be as cheap or expensive as the fish you chose to use but either way, it does make the fish go further. This recipe makes 6 child size pies.

Buzymum - Gluten/ Dairy free mini fish pie


  • 1 salmon fillet
  • 1 hake fillet
  • Handful frozen, cooked, peeled prawns, de-frosted
  • 4 medium mashing potatoes- high starch variety, peeled, boiled and mashed with dairy free butter- this is a great recipe to use up leftover mash!

If you don’t need a gluten/ dairy free option, follow the sauce recipe here, adding a vegetable oxo cube and frozen peas at the same time as the cheese (salt and pepper are not needed).

For the gluten/ dairy free sauce:

Buzymum - Gluten and dairy free alternatives

  • Large knob of dairy free butter alternative- we like the Pure range
  • 2tbsp corn flour
  • 1 vegetable stock cube (make sure it’s gluten free)
  • 50g lactose free cheese, grated
  • Mug of frozen peas


  • Place the 2 fish fillets in a sauce pan and cover with cold water (make sure you use at least 300ml)
  • Over a medium heat, bring the water to a simmer and cook for a further 5 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and leave for another 5 minutes
  • Remove the fish from the water set aside to cool
  • Skim any scum from the water
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter alternative
  • Add the cornflour and stir continuously
  • Slowly add about 200ml of the cooking water while continuing to stir (you may need more later)
  • Don’t panic if it looks lumpy, just keep stirring, it will become smooth eventually!
  • Allow the mix to come to a gentle boil for 2 minutes to cook out the flour
  • This cause is thick, the frozen peas and fish will make it looser so it needs to be thick at this point
  • Add the stock cube, cheese and peas and turn down to a low heat until the cheese has melted, remove from heat
  • Flake up the fish, checking for bones

Buzymum - Ingredients ready to build the fish pies

  • Place a heaped tbsp of sauce in each ramekin, followed by the flaked fish, followed by 4 or 5 prawns

Buzymum - Building the fish pies with sauce, fish, sauce then mash

  • Top with another tbsp of sauce (share it out and use it up) and then finally the mash potato

Buzymum - Adding sauce to the fish for the pies  ⇒  Buzymum - Each fish pie is topped with mash

  • At this stage the pies can be wrapped in cling film and placed into the fridge or frozen
  • To cook, preheat the oven to 180C
  • If frozen, thoroughly defrost before cooking
  • Top the pies with more grated cheese and bake in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and browned
  • Always check that they are pipping hot all the way through
  • Serve with steamed veg

Buzymum - Gluten/ dairy free mini fish pies


Previous recipes: Toad in the Hole with a Twist, Pop Chicken Nuggets, Chicken ‘Kinda’ Kiev  Crunchy Salmon Fishcakes, The Best BologneseQuick Spinach and Watercress Soup, Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake, Easy Bacon and Monkfish Risotto, Hake in a Cheesy SauceRoasted Vegetable Pasta SauceChinese SalmonChorizo and veg pasta & Homemade fish (or chicken) fingers.

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7 thoughts on “Gluten and Dairy Free Mini Fish Pies

  • 22nd September 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Fish pie is one of my all time favourites!!! Love this recipe. Thank you!! #momsterslink

  • 22nd September 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Love these recipes, I’ve got a relative with celiac’s so I’m putting these to use during the holidays! #momsterslink

  • 25th September 2016 at 8:22 pm

    This looks good, and very simple to make too. I love making big batch cook dishes that can last a few days, or are ideal to place in the freezer. Perfect when you have a lot of mouths to feed. I also need to really try to get more fish in mine and the little one’s diet. I hope the family loved this dish. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  • 26th September 2016 at 8:47 am

    We love fish pie in our family. This recipe looks absolutely delicious and full of good stuff! Thanks for sharing #fortheloveofblog

  • 28th September 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Im a veggie so don’t eat fish but I am all for gluten free recipes as we have a couple of gluten sufferers in the house so will be thinking how i can adapt!!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime


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