Curried prawn & green bean pie

Try something different for dinner with our curried king prawn pie with green beans and mash topping. Comforting and filling, it'll soon become a favourite

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 560
  • fat 20g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 65g
  • sugars 13g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 26g
  • salt 1g


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 40g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp medium curry paste
  • 600ml milk
  • 150g green beans, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1.2kg Maris Piper potatoes, cut into 2cm chunks
  • 1 heaped tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 300g raw king prawns
  • ½ small bunch coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche


  1. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and fry over a medium heat for 8 mins, or until the onions turn golden and sticky. Stir the flour and curry paste into the onions and cook for 2 mins. Remove from the heat and quickly whisk through the milk in several additions to make a thick sauce.

  2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the beans and cook for 1 min, then scoop out with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the potatoes to the water and cook for 5-6 mins or until you can easily insert a cutlery knife into them. Drain and mash. Stir through the remaining oil, turmeric and nigella seeds, then season to taste.

  3. Add the prawns and green beans to the sauce. Bring to a simmer and quickly remove from the heat. Stir through the coriander and crème fraîche and season to taste.

  4. Heat the grill to its highest setting. Spoon the mixture into a medium heatproof dish. Spread over the mashed potato and grill for 4-5 mins or until golden and bubbling.

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