These potatoes mix in parsnips and garlic for tons of hearty flavor.

This recipe originally appeared in our Holiday 2020 issue. Get the magazine here


Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Recipe Summary

6 to 8


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  • In a large pot, cover the parsnips, potatoes, and garlic with a couple of inches of cold water. Bring to a boil over high, season generously with salt , and cook until tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a small pan, heat the milk and butter over low until the milk is warm and the butter melts.

  • Drain the vegetables. For a smooth mash, pass the vegetables through a food mill. For a more rustic mash, transfer the vegetables to a large bowl and smash with a potato masher. Stir in the milk mixture; season with pepper and the nutmeg.

  • Transfer to a serving bowl and top with the chives or parsley.