McDonald's Hash Browns
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Made with shredded potatoes, McDonald’s Hash Brown is one of the best-selling items on the restaurant’s breakfast menu. They have been on the McDonald’s menu for as long as anyone can remember, and they’re still going strong.

These crispy, golden pieces of fried potato goodness have become a staple of fast food cuisine. But if you overeat them, they can wreak major havoc on your diet by leading to weight gain.

Their success derives from a perfect combination of price, taste, and nutrition. With only 150 calories per serving, this snack is the perfect companion to your breakfast or lunch.

When properly prepared the McDonald’s Hash Brown is as good as the chain’s fries, maybe even better. Toasty on the outside and mushy in the center. Salty, savory, and so incredibly delicious that just thinking about them makes me want to cry, in a good way. When done right, they’re the best thing in the world. It bursts with flavor!

Despite being a fried menu item, the chain’s Hash Brown is not as bad as you think. It doesn’t contain trans fat, cholesterol, or sugars, and it’s low in sodium.

To make the Hash Browns, McDonald’s uses several ingredients such as real potatoes and vegetable oils. Oils used include hydrogenated soybean oil, soybean oil, canola oil, and natural beef flavor oil which includes wheat and milk derivatives.

The chain’s hash brown is cooked using the same fryers used to make Donut Sticks, which contain the allergens listed at the bottom of this page.

They also use citric acid as a preservative, salt, corn flour, dehydrated potatoes, black pepper extractives, dextrose, and sodium acid pyrophosphate to maintain their color.

Calories in a McDonald’s Hash Brown

An order of Hash Browns weighs about 1.9 oz and has 150 calories. Fat accounts for about 53 percent of the calories, protein for 4 percent and carbohydrates for 43 percent.

McDonald's Hash Browns Nutrition
Calories From Fat80
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Trans Fat0g


McDonald’s Hash Browns contain the following allergens:

  • Milk
  • Wheat

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