Creamy seafood marinara pie with mashed potato topping

This creamy marinara pie recipe creates the ultimate comforting meal. Bound in a creamy sauce and topped with a cheesy mashed potato topping, this dish is sure to be a hit with the whole family

By Jennene Plummer
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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This recipe first appeared in Woman's Day.
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  • 60 gram butter, chopped
  • 1 leek, trimmed, sliced
  • 1 baby fennel bulb, trimmed, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 750 gram seafood marinara mix
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill, plus sprigs to serve
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • steamed broccolini, halved lemons to serve
  • 500 gram mashed potato
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar


  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease a 3-litre baking dish.
  • 2
    In a large, deep frying pan, melt butter on medium. Sauté leek and fennel for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk in milk, stock and Dijon until smooth. Return to heat and cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens.
  • 3
    Stir marinara mix, dill and zest through. Season. Transfer mixture to baking dish.
  • 4
    For the topping: Make potato mash. Transfer to a large bowl with cream. Mix well. Spread over marinara mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 5
    Bake for 25-30 minutes until bubbling and golden. Serve with broccolini, lemon and extra dill sprigs.