While there’s nothing wrong with a great classic mashed potato recipe (like, say, ours), I love the way parsnips blend right in alongside, taking nothing away and adding its own sweet, slightly tangy, delicate flavor. Best of all, you can cook the parsnips and the garlic right along in the pot with the potatoes.

With a drizzle — our word for “small deluge” — of thick, flavorful gravy, your Thanksgiving turkey couldn’t hope to be served next to a more deserving side dish.