43 McDonald’s Menu Items Lowest to Highest Calories!

McDonald’s has the ultimate fast-food menu, and here’s where you get to see it ranked by calories per serve, from lowest to highest! How does your go-to McDonald’s food choice compare to all the rest? You could search The Food Stalker food database for “McDonald’s“, or simply scroll through this illustrated, annotated calorie guide to the main McDonald’s menu to find out!

Calories in McDonald’s Menu

Starting with the menu option with the lowest calories, then progressing upwards to the McDonald’s food choice with the most calories, this is your list:

McDonald’s Apple Slices 15 Calories

McDonalds Apple Slices least calories

The lowest calorie item on the McDonald’s menu is McDonald’s Apple Slices, with just 15 calories per 34g serve. What’s in them? Just apple slices, with a coating of natural preservatives. Now, buckle up because the calorie count takes a major step-up from here!

McDonald’s Hash Browns 140 Calories

One serve of Hash Browns (1) from McDonald’s has 140 calories, an unsurprising calorie count considering that carbs and fat comprise 26 grams of its 53 gram weight.

McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookie 170 Calories

This tasty McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookie contains 170 calories with 22 grams of carbohydrates (including sugar). It is the lowest calorie dessert item on the menu.

McDonald’s Vanilla Cone 200 Calories

McDonald's Vanilla Cone lease dessert calories

McDonald’s Vanilla Cone is the lowest calorie ice cream option on the menu, with 200 calories and just 5g fat.

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets 220 Calories

One 4-piece serve of McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets is the lowest calorie meat option on the menu, with 220 calories. The 4 nuggets contain 10 grams of protein between them.

McDonald’s Baked Apple Pie 230 Calories

One McDonald’s Baked Apple Pie has 230 calories in its 77 gram serve. Of the 77 grams serving weight, 33g are carbs and 11g is fat.

McDonald’s Hamburger 250 Calories

McDonald's hamburger lowest burger calories

The classic, undeniably satisfying McDonald’s Hamburger is the lowest calorie burger on the McDonald’s menu. It comes in at just 250 calories, thanks to a no-frills (yet tasty!) ingredients list.

McDonald’s Cheeseburger 300 Calories

Slapping cheese into a regular burger increases its calorie count by 20% and creates the McDonald’s Cheeseburger, with 300 calories.

McDonald’s Egg McMuffin 310 Calories

McDonald’s Egg McMuffin, with more calories than a cheeseburger, is the lowest calorie breakfast option on the menu. The Egg McMuffin has 310 calories per serve.

McDonald’s Sausage Burrito 310 Calories

With 310 calories per serve, McDonald’s Sausage Burrito ties with the Egg McMuffin as the lowest calorie breakfast menu option.

McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal 320 Calories

An intriguing blend of sweet oatmeal and fruit, McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal has 320 calories in a filling 260 gram serve.

McDonald’s Hot Fudge Sundae 330 Calories

McDonald’s Hot Fudge Sundae is a hard to resist add-on to any order, and an excusable treat if you stick to the small sized 179g, 330 calorie serve.

McDonald’s Hot Caramel Sundae 330 Calories

Mirroring the calorie count of the choc fudge variant, McDonald’s Hot Caramel Sundae has 330 calories in a 182g serve. That’s 3g more than the hot fudge one, but with the same calories!

McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish 380 Calories

Cheese and tartare sauce contribute in no small part to the 380 calories in the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish.

McDonald’s World Famous Fries 390 Calories

A small sized 71 gram serve of McDonald’s World Famous Fries has 390 calories, which is 140 calories more than a basic hamburger. The calories are in the fries, people!

McDonald’s McDouble 400 Calories

McDonald’s McDouble is a cheeseburger with an extra patty but no extra cheese along with it. The McDouble has 400 calories and a respectable 22 grams of protein in one 140g burger.

McDonald’s McChicken 400 Calories

One of a trio of 400 calorie sandwiches on the menu, the famous McDonald’s McChicken has more fat (39g vs. 33g) than a McDouble. It’s also 9 grams less heavy and has 8g less protein.

McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin 400 Calories

Sausage McMuffin McDonald's

McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin is a sausage-flavored patty with a slice of cheese in an English muffin, containing 400 calories.

McDonald’s Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddles 430 Calories

Looking for the lowest calorie McGriddle? McDonald’s Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddles have 430 calories, with 44g carbs and 21 grams of fat.

McDonald’s Sausage McGriddles 430 Calories

With the same calorie count as the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese McGriddles, McDonald’s Sausage McGriddles has 430 calories despite weighing 30 grams less.

McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger 450 Calories

McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger has 450 calories, which is 50 calories more than the McDouble. Since the only difference between the two is a slice of cheese, we can surmise that one McDonald’s cheese slice is worth 50 calories!

McDonald’s Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit 460 Calories

One MacDonald’s Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit has 460 calories, which is 30 calories more than the similarly formulated Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddles.

McDonald’s Sausage Biscuit 460 Calories

McDonald’s Sausage Biscuit contains 460 calories, also 30 calories more than the Sausage McGriddles.

McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich 470 Calories

What’s the lowest calorie McDonald’s chicken sandwich that’s not a McChicken? This 470 calorie McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich is.

McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin with Egg 480 Calories

McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin with Egg is the highest calorie McMuffin, with a big 480 calories in one 165 gram serve.

McDonald’s McFlurry with OREO Cookies 510 Calories

The McDonald’s McFlurry with OREO Cookies is the lowest calorie McFlurry. One 337g serve of Oreo McFlurry contains 510 calories, which is more than the total calories of two regular hamburgers.

McDonald’s Vanilla Shake 510 Calories

With the same calories as an Oreo McFlurry (510 calories), the McDonald’s Vanilla Shake is the lowest calorie shake on McDonald’s menu.

McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese 520 Calories

The famous McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese packs a significant 520 calories in its compact 200 gram serving size. The two cheese slices account for 100 calories, making up a big chunk of this burger’s 26 gram fat content.

McDonald’s Chocolate Shake 520 Calories

Boasting 10 calories more than the vanilla shake, McDonald’s Chocolate Shake (small) has 520 calories, which is the same calorie count as a Quarter Pounder with Cheese.

McDonald’s Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich 530 Calories

Containing 530 calories, the McDonald’s Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich has 60 more calories than the non-spicy version, thanks to the included (creamy!) spicy sauce.

McDonald’s Deluxe Crispy Chicken Sandwich 530 Calories

Adding mayo, tomato, and lettuce to a regular chicken sandwich increases its calorie count by 60 and makes the McDonald’s Deluxe Crispy Chicken Sandwich, 530 calories. Again, the sauce makes a huge calorie difference!

McDonald’s Sausage Biscuit with Egg 530 Calories

McDonald’s Sausage Biscuit with Egg has 530 calories, with a notably high fat value (34g fat). Perhaps surprisingly, it has a more than 10% higher fat content than the McDonald’s Big Mac!

McDonald’s Strawberry Shake 530 Calories

Which shake has more calories, choc, strawb, or vanilla? Now you know: McDonald’s Strawberry Shake has 530 calories, which is 10 more than chocolate and 20 more than vanilla!

McDonald’s Spicy Deluxe Crispy Chicken Sandwich 540 Calories

The spicy sauce in McDonald’s Spicy Deluxe Crispy Chicken Sandwich ensures that claims the top spot when it comes to chicken sandwiches on the McDonald’s menu. It has the highest calories of the chicken sandwiches, with 540 calories per serve.

McDonald’s Big Mac 550 Calories

Surely, there is no more famous burger in the world than the McDonald’s Big Mac. It is a tower of distinctive taste containing 550 calories. You could eat a cheeseburger and a hamburger for the same calories, but they wouldn’t have that special, special sauce!

McDonald’s Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles 550 Calories

McDonald’s Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles is the highest calorie breakfast sandwich on the menu, with a Big Mac equalling 550 calories per serve.

McDonald’s Hotcakes 580 Calories

Like your calories in a dense, carb-intensive format? Then you’ll love McDonald’s Hotcakes with 580 calories per serve, featuring 101 grams of carbs (including sugar) in a 149 gram serve. Hmm… what sort of calorie count do you get when you combine these pancakes with other things? Read on to find out!

McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese Deluxe 630 Calories

The deluxe version of the Quarter Pounder with Cheese has more than 100 calories more than the original! McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese Deluxe has 630 calories per 210 gram serve.

McDonald’s McFlurry with M&M’s 640 Calories

Curious to know which McDonald’s dessert has the most calories? Here it is: the McDonald’s McFlurry with M&M’s boasts a big 640 calories in a 348 gram serve. For comparison, that’s 130 calories more than the same-sized Oreo McFlurry!

McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese 740 Calories

We’ve come to the burger with the most calories! Featuring a non-proverbial extra patty, McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese contains a big 740 calories in one compact 280g burger. It is a dense study in calorie-intense fast-food burger culture.

McDonald’s Big Breakfast 760 Calories

McDonald’s Big Breakfast includes biscuit, egg, sausage patty, and hash brown on a plate. These items add up to 760 calories which will enable you to start your day with a big calorie surplus.

McDonald’s Hotcakes and Sausage 770 Calories

Hotcakes feature in this, the second-most calorific option on the McDonald’s menu (also the second-most calorific breakfast item!). McDonald’s Hotcakes and Sausage contains 770 calories, which is more than three hamburgers’ worth of calories for breakfast.

McDonald’s Big Breakfast with Hotcakes 1,340 Calories

McDonald's Calories highest menu option

What do you get when you combine a McDonald’s Big Breakfast with a serve of McDonald’s Hotcakes? Why, the highest calorie item on the McDonald’s menu, of course! McDonald’s Big Breakfast with Hotcakes contain a staggering 1,340 calories, emanating from 158 grams of carbs, 63g of fat, and 36g protein. One of these big, big 418 gram meals has more calories than five hamburgers combined!