Winter Warming Potato & Fish Pie -Skinny
Winter Warming Potato & Fish Pie -Skinny

Winter Warming Potato & Fish Pie -Skinny

I’ve noticed a chill in the air of evening lately. When the weather cools I start looking for warming comfort foods such as this Potato and Fish Pie. The problem with a lot of winter comfort foods is they are high in calories and fat. This Fish Pie recipe is surprisingly light.  If you omit the optional puff pastry lid the recipe contains absolutely no butter or oil.

Skinny Fish Pie

Why is that important I hear you asking? Just between you and me, I’m trying to lose a little bit of weight.  A few kilo’s has very unkindly attached itself to my body. Thankfully we are coming into winter so I don’t need to getting into a bikini anytime soon. But, as is it may take me a little while to correct this issue I trying to eat lighter now. I figure that if all goes to plan I may be back in a bikini by next summer.

Seafood Fish Pie

Seafood Fish Pie

I know this sounds a little extreme, after all I only have a few kilos to lose. My problem is, I like my evening wine… or two and I don’t want to sacrifice eating out or trying new recipes.  So basically I want to change none of my behaviours and still be able to rock a bikini.

Leek and Fish Pie

Leek and Fish Pie

My compromise, instead of making treats like the Giant Caramel Rolo Cookie and Nutella Fudge Brownie I am going make more light and lean dishes. I will still make treats of course, but I will be concentrating on developing tasty, healthy, filling, low calorie recipes.

Skinny Fish Pie

Skinny Fish Pie

My aim is to publish one skinny recipe a week that will fit into a 1200 calorie per day meal plan. So if your looking for a light and easy calorie counted meal to cook the family, a new recipe will be published each Thursday. Just look for this new logo!

Light and Easy Recipes

Light and Easy Recipes

Even though this is a low calorie recipe it is full of flavour! It has a lovely rich, chunky, seafood chowder consistency, and the garlic and dill adds so much to the sauce. If you wanted to skip the potato you could cook some brown rice and serve the fish chowder on rice for a high fibre alternative. This would also reduce your time in the kitchen.

Winter Warming Potato & Fish Pie -Skinny

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4

1/4 pie

Calories per serving: 422

Fat per serving: 42

Winter Warming Potato & Fish Pie -Skinny

A light and healthy dish that will warm you through winter.


  • 1 leek sliced
  • 250gm chopped carrot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 a lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Cornflour
  • 2 cups no fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cup fish stock (campbell real stock brand)
  • 300gm white fish fillets (cubed)
  • 350gm raw seafood marina mix (mixed seafood such as calamari, green prawns, cubed salmon mussels etc)
  • 1/2 cup dill chopped
  • 1 kgs baby potato
  • salt and pepper
  • spray oil


  1. Place whole potatoes in a saucepan and boil until tender.
  2. In another large saucepan add the fish stock, leek, carrot and garlic and cook until softened.
  3. Continue to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  4. Meanwhile mix 1/4 cup milk with the cornflour and reserve for later.
  5. Add the remaining milk, seafood and lemon zest to the leek mixture.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Once the seafood mixture is about to simmer add the cornflour mixture.
  8. Stir the seafood until the sauce thickens and remove the saucepan from the heat.
  9. Stir through the dill and lemon juice and check the seasoning.
  10. Pour the seafood into either 4 individual serving dishes or one large heatproof dish.
  11. Slice the potato thickly and arrange it on top of the fish pie.
  12. Spray the pie lightly with olive oil.
  13. Heat the grill/broiler.
  14. Just before serving place the fish pie under the heat to brown the potato.
  15. Serve with more dill and lemon
  16. Optional serving suggestion is a square of puff pastry.


The 7gm fibre in this dish will keep you satisfied.

So before I dive into my skinny Fish Pie I have to ask a question. What do you do if you need to lose a few pesky kilo’s?

Skinny Potato and Fish Pie

My Skinny Potato and Fish Pie

Oh and P.S: The calorie count for the pie doesn’t included the pastry. That’s a “no no” for me, although the family enjoyed dipping the pastry in the pie.

This recipe has been adapted from the Biggest Loser Fish & Leek Pie.

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  1. A potato fish pie sounds perfect for winter. And you have a lot of self control to resist the pastry!

  2. That surely look very comforting and warming!

  3. Here is spring time but even if the hot days will starting, this recipe will be welcome ! It looks so good !

  4. This sounds perfect! I’m with you re: not wanting to change my behaviour but lose a few kgs at the same time. I figure once this hub arrives I’ll get back on the straight and narrow! Have a great weekend 🙂

  5. A skinny recipe a week sounds good Julie. I always try and have a few lean (but always tasty) meals to balance it all out. 80/20 rule I reckon. I’ll look forward to your recipes.

  6. We had a few chilly days this week and your fish pie would have been a lovely dinner! Thanks for lightening it up!!

  7. My apologies ahead of writing 🙂 !! My doctor/nutritionist side facing you!!! Lot more than weight loss here – to me present and future health issues are what count rather than just a few kilos and this is a wonderful recipe to prepare summer or winter . . . Yum, yum also!!! And that little bit of pastry would not worry me: have half 🙂 ! Now, if you live in Australia, have you tried the Coles frozen 1 Kg packs of marinara mix [white packaging]? [and NO, they do not know I am naming them!!] Calamari, mussels, prawns, clams, fish cubes etc . . . all pieces have been snapfrozen before packing, so you can easily pick any kind out separately and cook almost from frozen. Unexpectedly high quality . . . I wait for the regularly special prices of around $20-22 and then buy more than one pack . . . methinks this would suit your pie admirably . . .

  8. This looks delicious! I love a fish pie however never make them because the hubby hates fish! Such a shame. I do order fish when I go out though. Always better when someone else cooks it for you! Thanks for linking up to the ultimate rabbit hole!

  9. YUM – this fish pie looks the BOMB!

  10. Looks delicious! I know it is supposed to be skinny but that puff pastry looks cooked to perfection!

  11. It looks scrumptious! 🙂

  12. Hi Julie, I am looking for a little lighter recipes myself. Like you I enjoy a glass of wine or two but the last year of so it seems like I need to work a little harder, not fair I say but a reality.

  13. I have also ‘found’ a few kilos…love that you are going to be highlighting some great lighter recipe options – thank you…I have great difficulty getting my teen to eat any fish, unless it is attached to expensive sushi – this Fish Pie could get him over the line. Fingers crossed. xx

    • Hi Monique! I hope your kids enjoy the pie. Mine thought it was good and they’re not fans of fish either… funny, they also LOVE sushi??? Crazy! Thanks for stopping by.

  14. Fish pie is my fav! The HUngry Dad made it for me last night as my Mother’s Day dinner request 🙂 This recipe looks so delish. We were missing dill, which is a shame as it adds a fab tang.

  15. Wear that bikini with confidence Julie, extra kilos or not! We women sometimes worry far too much about that extra one or two kilos. Far better to enjoy life, beautiful food, and good wine. Will look forward to trying this recipe.

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