Lactose-free salmon pie

Lactose-free salmon pie

Discover the creamy and savoury delight of our lactose-free salmon pie. This recipe combines the irresistible smokiness of salmon with a creamy filling all wrapped up in a flaky pastry crust. Being lactose-free, everybody can enjoy this classic dish without compromising taste or texture.


  • Mix wheat flour, wholemeal flour, and salt in a bowl.
  • Cut butter into small pieces and crumble it into the flour. Knead the dough by adding water a little at a time.
  • Press the dough into a greased pie tin (about 22 cm diameter), making sure it is firmly pressed against the rim.
  • Pre-bake the base for 15 minutes at 200°C (traditional oven) in the middle of the oven.
  • Spread salmon, leeks, and dill on the pre-baked bottom.
  • Beat lactose-free crème fraiche, eggs, lactose-free milk, salt, and pepper and pour the mixture over the filling.
  • Bake the pie at 200°C (traditional oven) in the middle of the oven for about 30 minutes.
  • Serve the pie hot or cold with, for example, a fresh, green salad.

To ensure a flaky and tender crust, work with cold ingredients when making the dough. As you cut the cold butter into the flour, small pockets of fat remain intact, creating layers that contribute to the flakiness of the crust.

Questions about lactose-free salmon pie

Whip up a comforting and satisfying meal in no time with this recipe for easy lactose-free salmon pie. It is packed with rich flavours and creaminess and guarantees a delicious dining experience that everyone can enjoy. Continue reading to learn more.

What to serve with salmon pie?
Fish pie with salmon is a versatile dish that goes well with a variety of sides. Vegetables, in particular, are a fantastic choice and offer plenty of options. Take your salmon fish pie to the next level by serving it with a refreshing green salad dressed in a light vinaigrette. This side will provide a nice contrast to the rich fish pie. Alternatively, add a satisfying crunch and a tangy twist to your plate with a crunchy coleslaw.
Can you freeze salmon pie?
If you have leftovers, or just want a convenient dinner option, you can freeze salmon pie. To freeze it, make sure it has cooled down to room temperature after baking to prevent condensation and the formation of ice crystals. Wrap the entire salmon pie tightly using plastic wrap or aluminium foil, ensuring it is well-covered to protect against freezer burn and exposure to air. This will help maintain its moisture and flavour while in the freezer.
Can I reheat salmon pie?
Yes, you can reheat salmon pie. Reheating it properly will help bring back its delicious flavours. If it has been frozen, first thaw it in the refrigerator overnight or for several hours until completely thawed. It ensures even heating during the reheating process. Reheat the salmon pie in the oven or the microwave until it is heated through. The time needed may vary depending on the size and thickness of the pie, so keep an eye on it.


Wheat flour
120 g
Wholemeal wheat flour
60 g
Lactose-free butter
100 g
1 tsp
2 tbsp
Warm smoked salmon
150 g
Lactose-free creme fraiche
150 g
Arla® LactoFREE Milk semi-skimmed
100 ml
Leek, cut into rings
1 tsp
Of dill, finely chopped
1 handful
Freshly ground pepper

Indulge in a delicious fish pie with salmon

A certain heart-warming satisfaction comes with indulging in a homemade salmon fish pie. This mouth-watering dish celebrates the comforting flavours of smoked salmon, complemented by fragrant leeks, aromatic dill, and creamy lactose-free crème fraiche. All these delicious ingredients are wrapped up in a flaky, buttery crust, creating a truly comforting pie perfect for any occasion, whether it is a cosy dinner for two or a casual gathering with friends.

Discover our other lactose-free recipes for comforting fish dishes that will satisfy your cravings. Dive into the mouth-watering flavours of a lactose-free pasta with salmon and asparagus, or warm up with a bowl of creamy lactose-free chowder soup with fish.

A creamy lactose-free filling with leeks

The combination of delicate leeks, creamy filling, and smoked salmon creates a satisfying blend of flavours and textures that will surely delight your taste buds. Leeks have a gentle and slightly sweet flavour that pairs beautifully with the richness and the smoked taste of salmon. To achieve a creamy and luscious filling without lactose, lactose-free crème fraiche is incorporated. This lactose-free alternative not only adds a creamy and tangy note to the filling but also ensures that everyone can enjoy the richness of this tasty salmon pie.