What’s Keto at McDonald’s? Check Out These Keto-Friendly McDonald’s Menu Items!

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Craving food from the Golden Arches? You can totally enjoy McDonald’s keto style!

McDonald’s offers a pretty helpful, customizable nutrition guide, but it helps even more to have a little keto help from someone who’s been where you are when you’re wondering what to order when dining out. We’re breaking down the menu to find the best keto friendly McDonald’s meal options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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The basics of ordering keto style at McDonald’s:

  • Avoid buns, wraps, bagels, biscuits, pancakes, breading, and french fries.
  • When in doubt, leave condiments out.
  • For drinks, stick with water, black coffee, unsweetened iced tea, Diet Coke or Coke Zero.
  • If the menu says “sugar-free”, check the nutrition guide anyway.
  • Download the free app for amazing deals: iPhone or Android

Here’s how to keep it keto-friendly when ordering at McDonald’s:

Keto breakfast at McDonald’s

Sausage egg cheese mcmuffin mcdonalds keto

“I’d like a Sausage, Egg & Cheese McMuffin, no muffin please.”

Want real, fresh eggs? Go with the McMuffin over the folded egg, which is poured from a container prior to cooking. The plain, black coffee is your safest caffeinated bet here since their sugar-free coffee options are not keto.

  • Sausage, Egg & Cheese McMuffin: 323 Calories | 27g Fat | 3g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 17.4g Protein | 3g Net Carbs *ask for no muffin

mcdonalds keto breakfast

Other McDonald’s keto breakfast menu options:

  • Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit: 200 Calories | 15g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 12g Protein | 4g Total Carbs *ask for no biscuit
  • Egg McMuffin w/ Canadian Bacon: 170 Calories | 12g Fat | 3g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 12g Protein | 3g Net Carbs *ask for no muffin

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McDonald’s keto breakfast a la carte menu options:

  • Sausage Patty: 190 Calories | 18g Fat | 1g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 7g Protein | 1g Net Carbs
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon:  70 Calories | 6g Fat | 1g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 4g Protein | 1g Net Carbs
  • Folded Egg: 60 Calories | 4g Fat | 2g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 6g Protein | 2g Net Carbs
  • Egg: 80 Calories | 5g Fat | 1g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 7g Protein | 1g Net Carbs
  • American Cheese, slice: 50 Calories | 4g Fat | 1g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 3g Protein | 1g Net Carbs
  • Coffee – plain black (small): 3 Calories | 0g Fat | 0g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 0.4g Protein | 0g Net Carbs

Keto lunch & dinner at McDonald’s

mcdonalds burger

“I’ll have the burger please, with no bun and no ketchup…”

While McDonald’s discontinued their grilled chicken and salad options last year, you can still order a burger and keep it keto by ditching the bun and ketchup.

Note: Nutrition totals listed below do not include ketchup or the bun, but do include any items that are traditionally on the burger including pickles, onions, mustard, mayo, or special sauce. Some McDonald’s locations offer lettuce wrapped burgers, however, some only have shredded lettuce, so be sure and ask your local restaurant when ordering if you have a preference.


man with keto friendly mcdonalds hamburgers

  • Hamburger: 100 Calories | 7g Fat | 1g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 7g Protein | 1g Net Carbs
    Includes: pickles, onions, and mustard
  • Cheeseburger: 150 Calories | 11g Fat | 2g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 10g Protein | 2g Net Carbs
    Includes: 1 slice of American cheese, pickles, onions, and mustard
  • Double Cheeseburger: 290 Calories | 22g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 20g Protein | 4g Net Carbs
    Includes: 2 slices of American cheese, pickles, onions, and mustard
  • McDouble: 240 Calories | 18g Fat | 3g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 17g Protein | 3g Net Carbs
    Includes: 1 slice of American cheese, pickles, onions, and mustard

keto friendly mcdonalds quarter pounder cheese

  • Quarter Pounder: 220 Calories | 16g Fat | 1g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 18g Protein | 1g Net Carbs
    Includes: pickles, onions, and mustard
  • Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese: 320 Calories | 24g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 1g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 24g Protein | 3g Net Carbs
    Includes: 2 slices of American cheese, pickles, onions, and mustard

keto friendly mcdonalds quarter pounder bacon

  • Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese & Bacon: 430 Calories | 33g Fat | 5g Total Carbs | 1g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 30g Protein | 4g Total Carbs
    Includes: 2 slices of American cheese, bacon, pickles, onions, and mustard
  • Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese Deluxe: 430 Calories | 35g Fat | 6g Total Carbs | 1g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 24g Protein | 5g Net Carbs
    Includes: 2 slices of American cheese, Roma tomatoes, shredded lettuce, mayo, onions, mustard, and pickles
  • Big Mac (with sauce): 340 Calories | 27g Fat | 6g Total Carbs | 1g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 18g Protein | 5g Net Carbs
    Includes: Big Mac sauce, shredded lettuce, cheese, onions, and pickles
  • Big Mac (without sauce): 250 Calories | 18g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 1g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 18g Protein | 3g Net Carbs
    Includes: 2 slices of American cheese, shredded lettuce, onions, and pickles

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“…And to that burger, can you add…”

Pick from these toppings to keep it keto-friendly at McDonald’s. Be aware some toppings cost extra (varies by location).

  • Mayonnaise: 100 Calories | 11g Fat | 0g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 0g Protein | 0g Net Carbs
  • Mustard: 0 Calories | 0g Fat | 0g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 0g Protein | 0g Net Carbs
  • Pickle Slices (2): 0 Calories | 0g Fat | 0g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 0g Protein | 0g Net Carbs
  • Onions: 0 Calories | 0g Fat | 1g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 0g Protein | 1g Net Carbs
  • Lettuce: 0 Calories | 0g Fat | 0g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 0g Protein | 0g Net Carbs
  • Roma Tomato (1 slice): 0 Calories | 0g Fat | 1g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 0g Protein | 1g Net Carbs
  • Bacon (2 strips): 110 Calories | 9g Fat | 1g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 6g Protein | 1g Total Carbs
  • Tartar Sauce: 90 Calories | 10g Fat | 1g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 0g Protein | 1g Net Carbs
  • Big Mac Sauce: 90 Calories | 9g Fat | 2g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 0g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

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Ba-da-ba-ba-bahhh, we’re lovin’ it!

Don’t let the idea of carb-filled fast food stop you from enjoying your favorite classic orders. You can stay on track while enjoying a keto meal at McDonald’s thanks to our keto dining guide. Enjoy!


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