Meatloaf isn't always made with the traditional ground beef, it can also be made with low fat ground turkey meat, which cuts down on the calories and the fat. Ground turkey is very versatile and blends well with a variety of spices and vegetables.

This particular turkey meatloaf is packed with onions, mushrooms, broccoli, carrots and green peppers. It's held together with quick cooking oats and includes seasonings like garlic, poultry seasoning and soy sauce. This loaf can be the centerpiece of any hearty meal.

Here's how to make this meatloaf:

1 cup of diced yellow onion, 4 ounces of mushrooms that have been chopped, 1 cup of diced broccoli florets, 1/2 cup of diced green bell pepper, 1 cup of grated carrots, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley, 1 garlic clove that's been minced, 1-1/4 pounds of ground turkey, 3/4 cup of quick cooking oats, 1/4 cup of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 large egg, lightly beaten, 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper and 1 cup of canned cranberry sauce, drained and sitting at room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a medium saucepan, cook, over medium heat, the onions, mushrooms, broccoli, bell pepper and the carrots in salted water. Bring to a boil and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Drain the water from the pan. Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl.

In a large bowl, combine the cooked vegetables, parsley, garlic, ground turkey, quick cooking oats, ketchup, soy sauce, egg, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.

Place the meatloaf mixture into the prepared pan and press down gently. Bake for 1 hour or until the loaf is nice and firm, and a light brown color. Remove from oven and let it sit for up to 10 minutes.

Transfer the meatloaf to a serving platter and serve with the cranberry sauce.

Make the most delicious meatloaf you've ever tasted. []