Holiday parties will likely be smaller this year, which gives you the perfect excuse to turn your Thanksgiving spread up a notch. Have fun with the classics – these croquettes can take the place of mashed potatoes on your table or make the most of any leftovers. They’re much more flavorful than standard mashed potatoes, but I still suggest serving them with a drizzle of rich gravy.

This recipe yields 12 croquettes.

Julia Calleo is a freelance photographer for editorial magazines including Feast. She is also a food and prop stylist at a commercial production studio and blogger in St. Louis.