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What To Serve With Fish Pie – 13 Delicious Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your fish pie, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for fish pie.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with fish pie are butter pepper carrots, baked beans, and parmesan peas. You can also serve it with a side of sauteed spinach, garlic bread, or hush puppies. For salad options, there’s a courgette ribbon salad, asparagus salad, or a pear and rocket salad.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Sauteed spinach

Make your meal even more nutritious by serving a side of sauteed spinach.

This green veggie dish is filled with garlic and lemon, and it’s great when you’re in a rush because you can have it done in under ten minutes.

Psst… make this side even better by adding crispy bits of chopped bacon.

Sweet potato fries

You can’t go wrong with a side of sweet potato fries.

These orange treats have a subtle sweet taste to them, which is emphasized by the brown sugar in Kelly’s recipe.

But don’t worry – the recipe also includes some chipotle chili powder which gives this side a nice kick of heat.

Courgette ribbon salad

Sometimes all a hearty fish pie needs is a light side salad.

And this easy courgette ribbon salad could not be any more perfect.

It looks great on the plate, and its subtle grassy flavors are the ideal complement for mild seafood.

This bright summer salad is quick to make too – all you need is 15 minutes.

Quick pickled cabbage

This quick pickle is a fantastic way to add bold color and flavor to your fish pie. 

As your shredded red cabbage sits in the pickling solution, they turn an appetizing bright pink color. 

And the best part?

This is a no-cook dish (you just have to have a little patience).

Parmesan peas

Looking for a super easy side dish?

These 10-minute parmesan peas are a solid side for everyday meals.

They’re easy on the budget but far from boring thanks to the addition of lemon and parmesan.

Pear and rocket salad

Dress your fish pie up with this fancy pear and rocket salad.

The sweet pear is balanced out by the peppery rocket, and the walnuts add a crunchy texture.

If you prefer a sweet and juicy pear, go for a Barlett pear. Or if you prefer something more acidic, go for a Bosc pear.

I like to swap out the parmesan for some blue cheese too. 

Check out more variation options from the greedy gourmet.

Garlic bread

Fish pie is creamy and saucey, which means you need something to soak up all that sauce!

Enter: garlic bread.

It will make your house smell amazing, and it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser. I’ve never known someone to turn down garlic bread.

Make the best garlic bread you’ve ever had using Anna’s recipe.

Asparagus salad

Asparagus salad is a great salad option when you’re not a fan of lots of leaves. 

It’s got a unique blend of textures – crisp asparagus, juicy tomatoes, and soft, salty feta. 

Then the whole thing is brought together with a sweet-but-sharp balsamic dressing.

Check out how to make this 10-minute spring salad here.

Garlic butter carrots

Fish pie already has protein and carbs, so it makes sense to pair it with a veggie side. 

Garlic butter carrots add a healthy pop of color to the plate and are roasted to tender perfection in just 20 minutes.

The honey glaze caramelizes slightly on the outside, and the paprika adds some smokiness – so these aren’t your average garlic butter carrots! 

You must try Marzia’s recipe – it’s really yummy.

Hush puppies


Hush puppies and fish are a classic combination in the USA. 

Hush puppies are kind of like croquettes, but they’re made with cornmeal instead of potatoes.

Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. They’re perfect for dipping in your creamy seafood sauce.

Check out how to make authentic hush puppies here.

Roasted broccoli

This is roasted broccoli, but with a mustard-y twist.

Fish pie is creamy and decadent, so this side needs to have something that can balance all of that out.

And some spicy, sharp mustard does just that. 

Get the recipe here: Ashlea’s recipe

Heinz-style baked beans

Create the ultimate comfort food pairing by serving a heaped spoonful of Heinz baked beans with your fish pie.

Beans are warm and cozy, and when the tomato sauce mixes into the mashed potato on your fish pie… it’s a match made in heaven.

With Nagi’s recipe, you can use dried or canned beans (she recommends dried beans for the best flavor).

Braised fennel

Braised fennel requires a little bit of extra effort to make but it’s so worth it.

Fennel has a sweet-liquorice-like flavor that changes depending on how you cook it.

Braised or sauteeing brings out the fennels bitter notes – which helps cut through the rich sauce of the cream pie.

But if you prefer a sweeter taste, you can roast the fennel. 

Follow Italian food forever for the full guide.

The best side dishes to serve with fish pie

  • Sauteed spinach
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Courgette ribbon salad
  • Quick pickled cabbage
  • Parmesan peas
  • Pear and rocket salad
  • Garlic bread
  • Asparagus salad
  • Garlic butter carrots
  • Hush puppies
  • Roasted broccoli
  • Heinz-style baked beans
  • Braised fennel

What To Serve With Fish Pie

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your fish pie.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: fish pie side dishes, what to serve with fish pie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 120kcal


  • 1 portion fish pie


  • Prepare your fish pie according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: sauteed spinach, sweet potato fries, courgette ribbon salad, quick pickled cabbage, parmesan peas, pear and rocket salad, garlic bread, asparagus salad, garlic butter carrots, hush puppies, roasted broccoli, Heinz-style baked beans, braised fennel.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 120kcal

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