I created this stuffing one Thanksgiving for a dear friend who had become a vegetarian, and said he missed many of the traditional dishes. It was based on my own stuffing recipe I had made for years. He said that it was as good as any non-vegetarian stuffing he had ever had, and others have said that also. You can leave out the soy patties completely (actually, I usually do) and still have a great stuffing. Hope you enjoy it!