Stewed cabbage as I learned from my aunt in Cameroon


Stewed cabbage + Irish potatoes = match made in heaven. This is a pretty simple equation and a pretty true one. Cabbage is one of those things that I hardly cook. I mostly use it in salads. But when I cook it, I love to stew it with lots of added vegetables. It makes such a fresh meal! Pairing the stewed cabbage with some Irish potatoes is a thing I learned from my aunt in Cameroon.


Aunty will boil the potatoes then deep fry in oil to give it a nice crunch on the back and an overall improved texture. I chose to rather brush the boiled potatoes with some vegetable oil and bake in the oven instead of frying. Because fit fam has been calling my name since 1962.


The stewed cabbage requires pretty simple ingredients. Cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers. I also add some green beans and green onions to it if I have them on hand. You don’t need anything in a can here. I had only a few fresh tomatoes left so I added a can of diced tomatoes to substitute. Don’t be like me. Use fresh tomatoes only.


All of the ingredients come together to make a nice savoury pot of stewed veggies with cabbage as the hero. Cabbage for president!


It’s basically a vegetable party in the mouth. Talk about eating veggies without feeling punished!


This recipe makes an excellent balanced meal if you add some fish or chicken to it.  You could make some grilled fish or some roast chicken to accompany it. Enjoy!

4.67 from 3 votes
Stewed cabbage as I learned from my aunt in Cameroon
Stewed Cabbage and Irish Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This cabbage is stewed together with other vegetables and served with the most delicious potatoes. The potatoes are boiled then baked for better texture and taste. I learned how to make the epic potatoes from my aunt in Cameroon.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Cameroonian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 125 kcal
Author: Precious Nkeih
For the cabbage
  • 1 medium cabbage - chopped
  • 8 tomatoes - chopped
  • 1 onion - chopped
  • 2 small Maggi/Knorr cubes (seasoning)
  • 1 large carrot - chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper - chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves- chopped
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 hot pepper (habanero or scotch bonnet) optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
For the potatoes
  • 20 small Irish potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
For the cabbage
  1. In a pot, bring 8 cups of water together with half a teaspoon of salt to a boil. When it boils, turn off the heat then put the chopped cabbage into the boiled water. Cover and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Then drain the cabbage using a colander. Rinse with cold water, squeeze and set aside.

  2. In a pot, heat up vegetable oil. Add in the chopped onion to saute for two minutes.

  3. Add in the chopped tomatoes and allow to cook with the onions and oil until it shrinks and no longer tastes too sour. You should be stirring from time to time.

  4. Add in garlic and stir well. Allow to simmer for two minutes.

  5. Add in salt and Maggi (seasoning) and give everything a good mix.

  6. Finally add the cabbage, carrot and bell pepper. Mix well until everything is well incorporated. Allow to cook together for five minutes then turn off the heat.

For the potatoes
  1. Peel potatoes, wash and boil in salted water until tender.

  2. Drain potatoes and place on a greased baking sheet.

  3. Brush the potatoes with vegetable oil and bake in a preheated oven at 450 degrees F for about 15 minutes.

  4. Remove and serve together with the cabbage.

Recipe Notes

If you wish, deep fry the potatoes after boiling instead of baking.

Other vegetables you could add in the stewed cabbage are green beans, green onions or even herbs like celery. They should be chopped before being added.

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  1. Wow yummy that was an excellent one Prescious .

  2. Hmmmmmmn. I love this! Cabbage used to be one of the vegetables I detested as a kid but now its one of my favourites – raw, cooked or stewed; I’m in!
    This is a simple but a very tasty recipe.
    It looks good Precious!

  3. Precious, your husband eats good food o… Lol…
    Even the sight is wetting ones appetite already.
    I really hope to try this out this Xmas..

  4. Nice.God will help people like me start the #fitfam life.It’s so annoying but I noticed your posts don’t update on my bloglist.Had to come over straight and saw loads of posts I haven’t read.Quite annoying plus I have no idea why.

    • Hi Cheechee, I think you will have to re-add the blog URL to your blog list. Just delete and add and add again. It stopped updating after I moved to WordPress. Thanks for noting that, sweetie. This blog has missed you.

  5. Delicious

  6. Yummy! Now this is something I can cook in Nigeria. Lol.

    For this, I can post a picture of food on IG just to tag you. Thanks for sharing your recipe. 🙂

  7. This looks really yummy Precious. Your recipes are always on point. ??

  8. Fru rita bih

    Love it big delicious and wish we always hav it on board

  9. Emelda chidimma

    Another wonderful meal

  10. You are always on point. I have tried most of your recipes and they are so precious and delicious

  11. I tried dis recipe two weeks ago though I used yams cos dat was Wat was available. It was very delicious dat hubby kept asking for more.
    I also used d Cabbage stew 4 rice n it was ‘wow.’
    Ma Pre…… U r d best.

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  13. My tomorrow menu oohhhh. Pls aunty Precious can you help me with fresh creyfish recipe

  14. You are so inspirational but please my husband to be is a pure vegetarian. Please kindly advise options for him. For me am a meat and fish lover but i need to be considerate on what he eats.
    Please kindly help me with your delicious
    veggie menus


  16. Nchang Sonita

    Wow that was wonderful

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