The Basics: How to Make Oven-Baked Split Pea Soup

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from raw ingredients to your dinner tonight, free of measurements and complicated techniques. It’s a method you’ll remember and whip out whenever you like. It is the most basic way to make the thing you’re making.

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  • • a large heavy-bottomed pot with a tightfitting lid
  • • one medium onion
  • • four to five celery stalks
  • • three medium carrots
  • • dried thyme leaves
  • • salt and pepper
  • • two ham hocks or one meaty ham bone (optional)
  • • a pound of dried split peas
  • • water, vegetable broth, or chicken broth

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