Stir together dried tomatoes and 1/2 cup boiling water in a bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Drain, chop, and set aside.
Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
Sauté onions and next 5 ingredients in hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in chopped tomatoes.
Stir in pasta sauce, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; stir in basil and salt, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Serve over hot cooked pasta.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Newman's Own Fra Diavolo Sauce for hot-and-spicy pasta sauce.