Cook the penne according to the package instructions. Drain the penne and save 180 (2/3 cup) cooking water.
Place a pan with olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onion, chopped oregano, and chili powder. Saute for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally. Add minced garlic, chopped parsley, and chopped basil. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Add the vodka and cook for 2 minutes for the alcohol to evaporate. Add the tomato passata and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
penne alla vodka
Stir the preserved pasta cooking water into the sauce along with heavy cream. Bring to a boil. Add the cooked penne, stir, and remove from the heat. Divide the Penne alla Vodka between four plates and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese before serving.