Preheat the oven to 450F.
Rinse and drain the asparagus then snap off the tough ends where they break naturally.
Arrange the spears in a 13x9-inch glass baking dish
Place the butter and olive oil in a 2-cup glass measure, cover with a piece of paper towel, and microwave, for 45 seconds, or until melted. Mix in salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the butter/oilmixture over the asparagus
Cover the dish snugly with aluminum foil.- You can prepare the dish up to this point several hours ahead of time.
Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
Nutritional information per serving:Calories (Kcal): 63; Carbohydrates (g): 2; Fat (g): 6; Protein (g): 5; Sodium (mg): 48;