Tasty Toddler's Fish Pie

Fish pie with celery root

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Type of meal


Prep time

5-10 mins

Cook time

50 mins


4 Toddlers


  • 150g cod (fresh or frozen)
  • 150g salmon (fresh or frozen)
  • 400ml growing up milk (or toddler's usual milk)
  • 4 potatoes (3 large or 4 medium)
  • ½ leek (washed and chopped)
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 25g margarine (or butter)
  • 30g frozen peas
  • Handul cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C.
  2. Peel the potatoes, chop and put them in a saucepan. Cover with water and bring to the boil and simmer until tender. Once cooked, remove from heat, drain and mash with 50ml of the milk. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, add the fish to a saucepan, fill with water and poach for about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. In a bowl/jug mix together the 350ml of milk and the flour and stir until no lumps.
  5. In another saucepan melt the butter on a medium heat and add the leek. Leave to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Pour in the milk and flour mixture to the leek. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously the whole time.
  7. Add in the parsley, turn down the heat and cook for a further 2-3 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. On a separate plate, flake the fish, removing the skin and any bones.
  10. Stir the fish and peas through the sauce and pour mixture into a small oven proof dish. Top with a thin layer of the mashed potato. Sprinkle with the cheese (optional).
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.

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Nutritional benefits

Fish pie is a delicious and nutritious choice for your toddler. Oily fish such as salmon is rich in omega-3 for brain and eye development and vitamin D for healthy bones.

High in:


Vitamin D

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B12





Add in some brocolli instead of peas or try haddock instead of cod for some variation.