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Mackerel Fish Pie

Preparation: 20 mins

Cooking: 20 mins

Serves 4, costs under £5.00


  • 1 Tablespoon (10g) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Large Sized (240g) Onion
  • 1 Tin (400g) Chopped Tomatoes
  • 3 Tins (300g) Mackerel
  • 6 Large Sized (880g) Potatoes
  • 7 Tablespoons (100ml) Semi Skimmed Milk
  • 4 Reduced Fat Tablespoons (100g) Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Pinch Ground Black Pepper

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan oven / 350°F / gas mark 4.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes, then boil them until they're soft.
  3. Peel and chop the onion. Heat oil in pan, fry the onions until golden. Add the chopped tomatoes, drained mackerel and pepper.
  4. Stir mixture and heat through.
  5. Mash the potatoes with milk until smooth. Grate the cheese.
  6. Place the fish mixture into an oven proof dish and then spoon the potato on top. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top.
  7. Place in oven for about 20 minutes until top is golden brown. Serve with favourite vegetables.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 450g serving (% ref. intake)

Energy Kcals
441.00 (22.00%)
Energy Kj
1854.00 (22.00%)
Total Fat
19.80g (28.00%)
Saturated Fat
5.90g (30.00%)
Total Sugars
9.50g (11.00%)
NSP Fibre
0.90g (15.00%)

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