Fish Chowder Pies

Fish Chowder Pies

  • Preparation time

    15 mins
  • Cook time

    25 mins
  • Serves 6

Warm up those wintry days and nights with these Fish Chowder Pies! These puff pastry pies are simple to prepare, and also quick to bake, which makes for an easy dinner recipe for entertaining.

Dietary Information

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.


  • Butter - 40 g
  • Medium brown onion, coarsely chopped - 1
  • Garlic, crushed - 1 clove
  • Rindless bacon rashers, coarsely chopped - 3
  • Plain flour - 2 Tbsp
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Cream - 1/2 cup
  • Small potatoes, cut into 1cm pieces - 2
  • Firm white fish fillets, cut into 2cm pieces - 600 g
  • Finely chopped fresh chives, plus extra to serve - 1/4 cup
  • Short crust pastry - 2 sheets
  • Egg, beaten lightly - 1
  • Puff pastry - 2 sheets


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter and cook onion, garlic and bacon, stirring, until onion softens.

  2. Add flour, cook, stirring, 1 minute. Gradually stir in combined milk and cream. Bring to the boil. Add potato and allow to simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes. Add fish; simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes; cool. Stir in chives.

  3. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced) Grease six-hole muffin tray.

  4. Cut six 12cm rounds from shortcrust pastry. Press into pan holes. Brush edges with a little of the egg. Spoon fish chowder into pastry cases.

  5. Cut six 9cm rounds from puff pastry; top chowder with puff pastry rounds. Press edges firmly to seal. Brush tops with remaining egg. Cut a small slit in top of each pie.

  6. Bake pies for about 25 minutes. Stand in the pan for 5 minutes before serving, top-side up, sprinkled with chopped fresh chives.

Tip – makes 12 using a regular muffin tray

PER SERVE Energy 3349kJ • Protein 32g • Total Fat 51g • Saturated Fat 31g • Carbohydrates 52g • Sugars 5g • Sodium 749mg

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation