What are you making for the holidays this year? Tired of regular mashed potatoes? I think you should try garlic smashed potatoes as one of your holiday side dishes this year. Why - you ask? Well, these are so easy to make and taste so much better than your standard mashed potatoes. To make these garlic smashed potatoes, you only need 3-4 ingredients, a pan, a potato masher (or the bottom of a cup) and the oven. First, you'll need to cook your potatoes. We did ours in the microwave. I just cleaned them, poked some holes in them with a fork and microwaved for about 15 minutes, until they were tender. Once they were out of the microwave, I used a potato masher to smash them flat. To make the garlic-butter topping, you just need to melt the butter in the microwave, chop up the garlic and parsley, and mix them together. I also added some olive oil, but you could just use all butter if you like. Next, simply drizzle the butter topping evenly on the potatoes. Bake them for 15-20 minutes, until they turn golden brown on top. Take them out of the oven and enjoy immediately. They really are a perfect side dish to serve this holiday season. If you're looking for other side dishes, here are 10 healthy sides you can try. If you'd like to try these garlic smashed potatoes for yourself, here is the recipe I followed. Garlic Smashed Potatoes Ingredients: 6 Yukon Gold Potatoes 3 Cloves of Garlic 1\/4 Cup of Parsley (loosely packed) 1\/2 Cup of Butter 1\/4 Cup of Olive Oil Salt and Pepper, To Taste Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Clean potatoes, poke holes in them with a fork and microwave until tender, about 15 minutes. Once out of the microwave, place the potatoes on a baking sheet and flatten them with a masher or the bottom of a cup. Next, prepare the garlic butter. Melt the butter in the microwave. Finely chop the garlic and parsley. Mix into the butter and add the olive oil. Drizzle the butter mixture evenly onto the potatoes. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes are crispy and lightly browned on top. Enjoy immediately! To reheat - microwave for 1 minute and then bake at 400 for 5-7 minutes, until crisped back up!